Rainforest Partnership: from global conversations to on-the-ground projects
June 8, 2022
The time is NOW. From Ecuador to Davos, from on-the ground projects to global conversations, Rainforest Partnership is leading initiatives to drive the long-term protection of our tropical rainforests and end deforestation by 2030. Let’s take the journey together!
Bringing rainforests to the global stage
This spring, CEO Niyanta Spelman spoke on behalf of the forests at SXSW in Austin, EarthX in Dallas, DLD 2022 in Munich and several events adjacent to the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. Locally and globally, thanks to the generosity of those who invited and welcomed her, she conveyed the urgency of rainforest conservation in these important global conversations.
In early May, Rainforest Partnership CEO Niyanta Spelman met Ecuador projects team members Raina Chinitz, Senaida Cerda, and Giovanni Siquihua in Ecuador to visit five Kichwa communities on the frontlines of forest protection and conservation to strengthen our close partnerships with women-led initiatives in each community.
Join us for World Rainforest Day June 22! Join 40+ organizations to explore conservation solutions from every angle, including finance, storytelling, youth action, community engagement, innovation, and more. Pick and choose from a full day of virtual events and networking opportunities. Founded by Rainforest Partnership, the Summit is free to attend and open to everyone; see the full schedule here.
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Films for the Forest competition! From the Borneo archipelago to Colombia, from the Brazilian Amazon to Guatemala and beyond, these rich short films tell the stories of the forests. This year’s 100-minute global livestream will premiere on World Rainforest Day, June 22, with three online screenings across different time zones.
"Land restoration and protection should be made an immediate priority in order to mitigate further desertification and protect against extreme drought. Failure to do so will worsen climate change and its effects on humans and biodiversity loss."