Cool Earth works alongside 14 community partnerships in the world’s most threatened rainforest, across four continents and seven countries.
Each partnership is different. Through research and discussion, Cool Earth and the community establish the best ways to work together and identify the key threats and drivers of deforestation in each unique setting.
With a shared vision, long-term resilience goals are identified and set for the partnership. These aims will all be different, from developing sustainable incomes, or creating new education opportunities, to achieving greater food security.
Whether it’s climate, food or finance, resilient communities are key to the long term protection of their forest. By investing in sustainable livelihoods, strong self-determining communities have greater capacity to protect their forest. We support communities to become empowered and continue protecting rainforest beyond the end of a partnership. We aim to have equipped them with the tools and skills to have no need for Cool Earth funds long term.
Using a combination of outcome monitoring, satellite analysis, and reviews of programme delivery costs, we can evaluate the long-term effectiveness of each partnership and the most successful approaches to achieve positive impacts for rainforest protection.