Bolster nature’s own capacity to stabilize the climate

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Why

Healthy forests, soils and oceans could deliver at least 20% of the emissions reductions and carbon removal needed to reach net-zero climate pollution globally (putting no more pollution into the atmosphere than is removed).

Goal

Carbon emitted from the destruction of natural ecosystems is reduced to near zero by 2030.

Impact

  • 350 million people living in forests, including 60 million Indigenous peoples, benefit from conservation and restoration efforts. 
  • Quality of life improves for the 500 million people who rely on oceans for their food and livelihoods.
  • The planet avoids ~0.13°C of warming by 2050 and ~0.4°C by 2100. 
The Work in Action

The LEAF Coalition has mobilized more than $1 billion to protect tropical forests. It builds on two decades of work by EDF, Indigenous communities, forest peoples and other partners.

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