Deforestation is responsible for nearly 15% of global CO₂ emissions. Every year, 10 million hectares of tropical forest are lost – if we do not halt this by 2030, it will be impossible to limit global warming to 1.5°C
Nature-based solutions, including forest conservation and restoration, can provide one-third of the mitigation needed to reach this climate target
Funding for nature-based solutions needs to triple from $133 billion per year today to $400 billion by 2030, to meet climate change and biodiversity targets, with scope for private finance to increase its share of just $18 billion per year, according to the UN
One approach that channels incentives to forest governments and communities to avoid deforestation across entire landscapes – known as “jurisdictional REDD+” – offers companies the opportunity to make significant contributions to preserving the world’s forests while ridding their own supply chains of deforestation

China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change announced China’s contribution to plant and conserve 70 billion trees by 2030
The World Economic Forum and China Green Foundation will undertake concrete measures together through China Action to support the fulfilment of the contribution in China
Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change announced the country’s active response to the World Economic Forum’s initiative, the platform supporting the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

The partnership with P&G Beauty in the Sustainable Guar Initiative will accelerate sustainable growth of guar at scale, empower more women farmers, and further improve the livelihoods of smallholder guar bean farmers in India

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