Earth’s climate is approaching a tipping point. Rampant worldwide warming has become a hallmark of our time, driven by a sharp increase in carbon pollution that contributes to extreme weather events — sea-level rise, heat waves, droughts and floods — that threaten lives and livelihoods everywhere. But the world’s forests hold the key to slowing this trend.
A storm is brewing, but there is still time to act.
Under the Weather
It’s Time to Turn Over a New Leaf
Conservation International implements a rights-based approach to conservation, which connects human well-being with the protection of nature — providing sustainable livelihoods while maintaining healthy ecosystems.
More than a third of the world’s carbon is found on lands managed by Indigenous peoples. We support Indigenous peoples and local communities — stewards of more than 30 percent of the world's remaining natural landscapes — in their efforts to protect their territories.