Webinar on Tropical Rainforests: A Solution to the Climate Emergency

If you missed it, here’s the recording of Coalition for Rainforest Nations’s exciting update on Tropical Rainforests: A Solution to the Climate Emergency, originally shown on December 16th, 2020 at 4pm ET.

Kevin Conrad, co-founder, moderated a discussion with Martine Badibanga, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable development of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Henry Gilks, Associate, SYSTEM IQ, and Emilio Sempris, former minister of Panama. They discussed how tropical rainforest nations are winning the battle against deforestation and can now offer one of the largest, single most cost-effective climate solutions to the world.
Discussion highlights:
  • How critical rainforests are in tackling the climate emergency this decade
  • How Panama and the Democratic People’s Republic of the Congo have been battling the war on deforestation over the past decade, and what progress they have seen
  • Why the Paris Climate Agreement is important to the climate emergency, and how Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) mechanism rewards rainforest nations for their work stopping deforestation
  • How the Coalition for Rainforest Nations engages with rainforest countries to support their work