“At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.”
- Chico Mendes
Brazilian labour leader and conservationist who defended the interests of the rubber tappers, in the Amazon.
At Carbon Securities, we believe that a sustainable future is within reach. By balancing economic growth with environmental conservation, we aim to create a world where forests are valued and protected, and where communities can thrive. We believe that by taking collective action today, we can ensure a brighter and more sustainable tomorrow for all.
Why we focus on the Amazon Tropical Forest? The reason is simple: healthy tropical forests are central to solving climate change. The clearing, logging and burning of tropical forests release about a fifth of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions that are caused by human activities. Roughly half of all of the carbon that leaks into the atmosphere when tropical trees are killed by bulldozers or chainsaws is absorbed again by living tropical trees that are growing and storing carbon in their wood. If we slow the loss of tropical forests while speeding their recovery, the chances of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change become considerably larger. Tropical forests can buy humanity precious time to make the much slower transition to low-emission energy systems.
Our mission at Carbon Securities is to create a sustainable future for all by reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. We strive to balance economic growth with environmental conservation, and work to empower communities to participate in the transition to a low-carbon world. Our goal is to drive real, measurable and permanent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from forests and to promote sustainable development in forested countries. By working with governments, NGOs, local communities and the private sector, we aim to create a world where forests are valued and protected, while ensuring the well-being of those who depend on them. We believe that only by taking collective action can we ensure a healthy planet for future generations.
Acting today for a better tomorrow means taking decisive steps to address the challenges of deforestation and climate change. By reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, we can help to mitigate the impacts of climate change and protect our planet for future generations. By investing in sustainable land use practices, we can create a more sustainable future and preserve the natural resources that are so critical to our well-being. The time to act is now, and by working together, we can build a better tomorrow for ourselves and for the planet.
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