We are delighted to be supporting Cool Earth through The PIEoneer Awards 2020, a charity that works with local people to halt deforestation and climate change.
Cool Earth shares the most effective conservation methods around the world and invests in those with the potential for best outcomes for people and rainforest. Innovation is the key to scaling up rapid rainforest protection and the lessons learned in one partnership can often be applied to benefit another. They work with communities who want to protect their forest. From setting up an in-country team to working directly with communities and local NGOs to develop their capacity, their partnerships are community-led and adaptable to each location.
What they do
Cool Earth saves at-risk rainforest and shields millions of acres of neighbouring forest. They put local people back in control, giving them the resources they need to keep their forest intact.
How they do it
They never have and never will buy land. Instead they help the local communities take legal control of their forest.
By building better schools, better clinics and better incomes, they ensure rainforest protection goes hand in hand with better lives.
They focus their efforts on rainforest that is most at-risk and which would otherwise be destroyed within the next 18 months.
The protected forest forms a shield to make millions of acres of neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers.
They promise that more than 90p in every £1 you donate will go straight to their projects.
For more information, see www.coolearth.org