Instead of stopping deforestation, let's reverse it.
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Can we end deforestation once and for all? Here’s why we all need to get behind the Trillion Trees Vision.
We know how bad deforestation rates are, and how important reversing this trend is as a solution to many of the planet’s major problems. This is not news. Deforestation and forest restoration is, rightly, firmly on the global political agenda, rooted in initiatives like the New York Declaration on Forests, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Bonn Challenge and the Paris Agreement. There has been a wave of corporate and government commitments to end deforestation, and there’s more public and private funding available than ever before, but something isn’t working.
Funders are not finding the right projects, and frontline conservation programmes are finding it difficult to secure funding. The Trillion Trees programme calls this the ‘implementation gap’. Read all about this project here.