Deforestation Threatens Critical Ecosystems Across Africa

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Campaign Will Help Reforest Kilimanjaro Region Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania and Kenya is one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Millions of people and

UPS Foundation Awards $2.5 Million To Support Global Reforestry

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Global Forestry Initiative Celebrates Fourth Year The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS®, awarded nearly $2.5 million to nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. The UPS Foundation’s largest environmental grant recipient is The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization that works globally to protect ecologically important lands and bodies of water. Launched

Carbon Credits Aimed At Saving Kenya’s Ecosystems

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Editor’s Note: Cheers to WildlifeWorks and its partners. The emerging success story discussed below further validates the model developed by Sacred Seedlings. The only difference is that we can leverage this model on a scale that includes the reforestation and conservation of 1.27 billion acres just in Tanzania. We have similar projects ready to go

U.S. Carbon Offset Price Hits Record High

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Price Of Carbon Pollution Going Up Carbon permits for the Northeast’s carbon market traded as high as $5.10 a ton on Monday, an all time high, following the release of federal rules that will allow states to use markets to meet new emissions targets. The market’s benchmark December 2014 contract traded for $5.10 a ton on the IntercontinentalExchange

Forest Conservation Project In Kenya Generates Funding

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REDD+ Scheme Grows Money On Trees  Luxembourg-based Althelia Climate Fund has invested $10 million in a Kenyan project that is part of a United Nations scheme to take a market-based approach to curbing destruction of forests in developing nations. The move is the latest sign of growing private sector investment into projects underlying the U.N.’s Reducing

Clinton Foundation Supporting Reforestation

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Trees Planted To Offset Carbon, Generate Income In addition to market-driven agricultural efforts, the Clinton-Hunter Development Initiative (CHDI) works with the government of Rwanda and other NGOs to reverse deforestation through a large-scale carbon-offset program. CHDI has worked with the Rwandan government to help communities plant 2.5 million fruit and forest tree seedlings in 40 new

Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon

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Carbon Tax, Offsets Expected By Industry More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to minimize climate change. The development is a striking departure from

Demand Growing For Forest Carbon Offsets

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Carbon Capture Technology Unproven, Risky Carbon finance is supporting the management of forests spanning 26.5 million hectares worldwide after businesses in 2012 invested a near-record $216 million into projects that plant trees, avoid deforestation, improve forest management, and support low-carbon agriculture. These projects, a key defense against the ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate change,

Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

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Rainforest Conservation Funded By Norway The world’s tropical forests are home to millions of human beings and more than half of the world’s known plant and animal species. They are also an enormous carbon sink. Through its international Climate and Forest Initiative, the Norwegian government aims at supporting efforts to slow, halt and eventually reduce

Reforestation Can Help Save Kilimanjaro Ecosystem

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Colorado Company Helping Reforest East Africa Just as Colorado is reeling from the most devastating flood in state history, a Denver-based company is finalizing plans to combat climate change from a location around the globe. Deforestation is responsible for about 20 percent of the rise in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Therefore, reforestation is a