Forest destruction produces as much as 15 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions — more than from all the planes, trains and automobiles on Earth. Find out how our work to save forests protects the climate, nature and people.
Countries have few economic incentives to preserve forests. By pricing carbon, standing forests can be as valuable as timber and farmland.
The Conservancy ensures that local communities must be engaged in decision-making around our forest carbon projects so local people can benefit.
Our forest carbon projects must expand and protect critical habitat, protect ecosystems and preserve biodiversity.
Solutions in Action
Our Guaraqueçaba Climate Action Project will provide 1.2 million tons of carbon benefits over its 40-year life span.
Healthy Forests, Healthy People
See how we are working with loggers and a local community for the benefit of people and nature.
Projects That Make a Difference
Our forest carbon projects are expected to reduce more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide each year.
A Global View of Climate Change
The Nature Conservancy and Oxfam America issue a joint call to take a global view of climate change.