What's at Stake
Droughts. Floods. Shorter growing seasons. Economic insecurity. Famine. For farmers and forest communities around the world, climate change poses daunting challenges—and disproportionately impacts poor rural communities who depend on the land to live. In today’s hyper-connected world, fighting climate change and building resilience to its impacts is urgent for us all.
Our Work: Climate
The Rainforest Alliance has long worked to conserve tropical forests—a vital defense against climate change—by partnering with forest communities on improved land management practices. We also train farmers in climate-smart agriculture methods, helping them to adapt to current climate impacts and prepare for future challenges. All our work focuses on protecting forests and land in ways that strengthen local livelihoods.
All resources for Climate
What can be done to reduce this reliance on pesticides and the negative consequences of pesticide use? A practical and cost-effective answer is integrated pest management (IPM).
In April 2021, nine days of heavy rains devastated one cocoa-growing community in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Sadly, extreme weather events like this are a constant threat for millions of smallholder cocoa farmers across the entire country. The cause: climate change.
Leila Yassin, the Rainforest Alliance’s global advocacy manager for nature, demystifies the climate change negotiations taking place at this year’s COP conference.
Strategies to Support Adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Evidence from the Rainforest Alliance and Industry Experts
Excessive use and misuse of pesticides is a well-known driver of global biodiversity loss and has negative impacts on human health. To support sustainable, regenerative farming, the Rainforest... View more