When you select goods and services bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo or Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark, you know that you are contributing to sustainable land management, which means that forest ecosystems are restored or kept intact and can absorb the greenhouse gases that lead to climate change. 2013 saw real growth in our climate change work.
To mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, today’s blog looks at the importance of securing land rights for indigenous communities as a potential solution to rampant deforestation.
“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.”
This is what Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told the audience at the launch of the UN’s report on the impact of climate change in Japan today.
For years, a meatless diet has been heralded as one of the best tools for combating the climate footprint of livestock. A new study suggests that, by modifying land-use practices, ranchers can reduce GHG emissions more effectively than consumers.