Forest conservation, restoration, and improved land management practices increase carbon storage and avoid GHG emissions.... Continue Reading
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.
Climate-smart agriculture combines sustainable methods to tackle the specific climate challenges of a specific farm.... Continue Reading
The answer is complex, but at the root of it all: a destructive combination of climate change and reckless land use.... Continue Reading
For farmers, sustainability is a journey. The destination? Regenerative agriculture.... Continue Reading
All resources for Climate
While a new wave of enthusiasm has crested in recent years, regenerative agriculture is an ancient concept that originated with Indigenous peoples around the world more than a thousand years ago.
The vibrant food we eat is all thanks to farmworkers and the land. And yet, conventional agriculture—with its dependence on toxic chemicals—often comes at the expense of both. That’s why the Rainforest Alliance is campaigning to ban paraquat, one of the world’s most dangerous weedkillers.
The Rainforest Alliance launched the initiative Business Case for Collective Landscape Action (The Business Case) to tackle deforestation in Colombia
No matter where you live, you need rainforests. Why? They help purify the air we breathe. They send vapor into the air, making it rain—not just locally but thousands of miles away. Rainforests are great allies in the fight to slow climate change, too, as they absorb vast quantities of human-made carbon emissions. Rainforest plants provide the basis for medicines that treat everything from toothaches to childhood leukemia. Rainforests are also home to millions of Indigenous and local peoples who live in harmony with nature.