Across the globe, women are engaged in agriculture, forestry and other livelihood activities that are directly affected by climate change, yet their unequal access to education and resources (natural and economic) can render them more vulnerable to climate impacts than men.
Forest carbon projects verified by the Rainforest Alliance kept 15 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions out of our atmosphere in 2014—the equivalent of taking 4.4 million cars off the road. As a result, our total emissions savings from our climate programs more than doubled in 2014.
For the first time, climate-smart farming and sustainable land use were top priorities at the annual meeting of the World Cocoa Foundation in Washington DC—and the Rainforest Alliance was recognised as leading the way.
The upcoming Paris conference may well be our last, best chance to achieve a global, legally binding climate agreement. Our climate expert Jeff Hayward explains why smart, sustainable land use needs to be a top priority.