Protecting and restoring the Pacific Coast of Colombia
Climate Solution #5
Tropical forest restoration
In recent decades, tropical forests have suffered extensive clearing, fragmentation, degradation, and depletion of biodiversity. Once blanketing 12% of the world’s landmass, they now cover just 5%. Restoring these forests will restore their function as carbon sinks. While destruction continues in many places, tropical forest restoration is growing and may sequester as much as six gigatons of carbon dioxide per year.
As a forest ecosystem recovers, trees, soil, leaf litter, and other vegetation absorb and hold carbon. As flora and fauna return and interactions between organisms and species revive, the forest regains its multidimensional roles: supporting the water cycle, conserving soil, protecting habitat and pollinators, providing food, medicine, and fibre, and giving people places to live, adventure, and worship.
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:
Bajo Calima y Bahía Málaga (REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation Project)
As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Bajo Calima y Bahía Málaga (REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation Project) project:
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. We can provide nutritious food for all.
Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality education.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals