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CI's climate goals may be global, but they are firmly grounded in the work that our staff and partners are doing in the field. We work with communities living on the edges of our planet's deepest forests, most expansive rivers and most vibrant coral reefs.
Successful implementation of climate projects in the field raises awareness about climate change impacts among local people and helps empower them to take action. In simple terms, these projects prove that our methods are working.
Many of the on-the-ground actions to curb climate change are relatively new tactics, and CI is right on the cutting edge. We are continually learning lessons and making progress on maximizing results, both for the long-term benefit of our climate and the communities taking the actions.
CI is currently implementing mitigation field activities in 15 countries around the world to increase global climate security. We expect that these innovative projects will be a model for broader efforts to significantly curb climate change and protect the biological diversity on which life depends.
REDD+ field examples
Alto Mayo, Peru
Corridor Ankeniheny-Zahamena (CAZ) and Fandriana-Vondrozo (COFAV), Madagascar
Socio Bosque, Ecuador
Tayna and Kisimba-Ikobo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Xingu Basin, Brazil
Preparing for REDD+ at new field sites
CI is serving as a trusted advisor to governments in countries crucial to the climate change dialogue as they develop comprehensive national, regional and local REDD+ plans. Learn more >>
Reforestation field examples
Bogotá Conservation Corridor, Colombia
Muriqui Habitat Corridor Forest Carbon Initiative, Brazil
Chinchiná River Basin, Colombia
CI's climate change adaptation
work in the field takes many forms, from conducting vulnerability assessments to testing various adaptation approaches and recommendations within different regions. Some of the strategies for building resilience and adaptive capacity that will help vulnerable communities move beyond the negative effects of climate change, include protecting and restoring critical watersheds; conserving marine ecosystems which are essential for fisheries and coastal protection; and developing integrated landscape management systems to aid farming communities.
Terrestrial adaptation field examples
Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
Marine adaptation field examples
Galápagos Islands Vulnerability Assessment
Verde Island Passage, Philippines Vulnerability Assessment
Verde Island Passage: Mangrove restoration project