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Protect An Acre

Climate change imperils life worldwide, but nature can help us weather the storm.

© CI/François Tron

 

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

The heat is on
Since the advent of modern temperature data in 1880, eight of the top 10 warmest years on our planet occurred in the last decade — continuing the long-term trend of a rapidly heating Earth. 
The cost of inaction
The United Nations estimates that the cost of adapting to climate change will soar to US$ 140 billion to US$ 300 billion per year by 2030, severely impacting developing and low-lying nations.
Trees of life
Protecting and restoring nature can provide at least 30% of action needed to avoid the worst climate scenarios. However, solutions like protecting and restoring forests currently receive less than 3% of all global climate funding

 

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.  

 

How many acres will you protect?

For just $25, you can protect an acre of forest. This can conserve critical species and the livelihoods of people who depend on these lands.