Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s surface and in addition to providing food security and shelter, forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population. Thirteen million hectares of forests are being lost every year while the persistent degradation of drylands has led to the desertification of 3.6 billion hectares. Learn more about this goal and the efforts that are being made to manage forests and combat desertification here.
Resources on Investing for Forest Conservation:
The Chain: Deforestation as a Climate Risk for Investors | Chain Reaction Research, June 2019
Scaling Impact Investing in Forestry | Global Impact Investing Network, April 2019
Deforestation Risks Escalate in Brazil as Cattle Slaughter Hits Highest Levels Since 2014 | Chain Reaction Research, March 2019
Legal Risks to Investors From Forest Crime l Climate Advisers, December 2018