January 9

Paying People to Replant Tropical Forests − and Letting Them Harvest the Timber − Can Pay Off for Climate, Justice and Environment

Tropical forest landscapes are home to millions of Indigenous peoples and small-scale farmers. Just about every square meter of land is spoken for, even if claims are not formally recognized by governments.

These local landholders hold the key to a valuable solution as the world tries to slow climate change – restoring deforested tropical landscapes for a healthier future.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Lynch.

Source: The Conversation (link opens in a new window)

climate change, forests, human rights, smallholder farmers