Cool Earth exists to back people to protect rainforest and fight the climate crisis.
We believe that the state of the rainforest will continue to worsen if Indigenous peoples and local communities continue to be marginalised. Whilst these people comprise less than 5% of the world’s population, they manage or have rights to 25% of the Earth’s land area and protect an estimated 80% of global biodiversity. Cool Earth delivers programmes and has developed networks in the three largest expanses of rainforest in the world: the Amazon, the New Guinea forest and the Congo Basin.
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We champion the relationship between people, rainforest and climate.
The most effective way to fight back against the climate crisis is to protect the best carbon-storing technology that already exists: rainforest. And the best way to do that? Back, support, and listen to the people living there.
Indigenous peoples and local communities have lived in balance with rainforest for thousands of years and are the real rainforest experts.
They are people who face extreme injustice whilst living on the front line of the climate crisis.
Cool Earth exists to give cash direct to rainforest communities, to fund projects that create choice, tackle the root causes of deforestation and protect vital carbon sinks.
Cool Earth was created in response to the climate emergency. Founded in 2007
to support Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) in their fight against deforestation, it has become global network of community-led conservation partnerships that demand and deliver rainforest protection. Its founding principle is that people who live in rainforests must determine its future. Without that, rainforest destruction will remain a key driver of the climate crisis.
Our team of over 90 people is based over three continents. We have two operational hubs in Peru (our largest team) and Papua New Guinea (our smallest team) that operate as locally registered organisations. They are regional partnerships that manage and deliver our programmes to ensure local people’s rights over the rainforest are exercised. We have six regional partnerships across two indigenous nations in Peru, and four partnerships in Papua New Guinea. We also have a team in the UK focused on fundraising, communications and operations.
We are a smart and collaborative team who work flexibly each day to ensure there is enough cross over time globally for those who need it. This flexible working also helps to ensure a happy, healthy and productive team who have a good work-life balance.
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Cool Earth was founded in 2007
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