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
To achieve emissions reduction goals in a credible manner, companies with significant land footprints must take early action to eliminate deforestation and conversion.
Governments must invest far more in protecting the world’s tropical forests, a key ally in warding off climate change and future pandemics.
Conventional farming is one of the world’s greatest drivers of climate change and biodiversity loss, and we’re running out of time to reverse its adverse effects.
People and nature are inextricably linked – the wellbeing of one is central to the other and vice versa. Sustainability is the true intersection of people, planet and profit which gives us hope for the future.
After two years, ‘Project Guatemala’ helped create a better future for Guatemalan women coffee farmers by focusing on gender inclusiveness and women’s empowerment to set an example for the industry. The group adopted climate-smart farming techniques to produce high quality coffee and adapt to climate change.[Read more...]
Nigel Sizer discusses the impact of climate change on cocoa farmers.[Read more...]