Our partnership with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) focused on climate solutions that also protect biodiversity and sustain livelihoods through our Conservation Carbon program.
In 2008, UTC committed $100,000 to support conservation and forest carbon efforts in Beichuan County, Sichuan – one of the hardest hit regions from the devastating earthquakes that hit China in 2008 – to help restore forested areas in the Xiaozhaizigou Nature Reserve.
In 2007, UTC expanded its partnership with CI in restoring forests in the environmentally critical Mountains of Southwest China biodiversity hotspot. UTC’s $300,00 grant enables CI to restore more than 120 hectares, or roughly 300 acres, of degraded lands inside one of the world’s biodiversity "hotspots" for imperiled species.
In 2006, UTC began supporting CI's efforts to restore critically endangered forests within the Mountains of Southwest China through a $200,000 grant stretching over two years. UTC’s grant directly supports a pilot reforestation effort that will replant and improve natural regeneration of native tree species on 102 hectares around the Gao Li Gong Nature Reserve.
More information on UTC is available by visiting www.utc.com