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Amazon indigenous peoples hold key to forest’s future
26 Aug 2021 / The indigenous peoples of the Amazon have a key stake in our planet’s future. The release of the vast carbon reserves stored in the world’s largest rainforest would bring dire consequences for all of us. It is still possible to preserve the Amazon, but only by also focusing on the livelihoods of its indigenous peoples. See how here.
Efforts to save the Amazon offer triple win: Improving human, environmental, and economic health and wellbeing
04 Jun 2020 / Joint measures that tackle climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic must place the livelihoods of people front and centre. This is especially true for the custodians of natural ecosystems, which are vital in winning the fight against climate change and ensuring a green recovery in developing countries. In Ecuador, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its partners are supporting the government’s climate ambitions and, in the process, improving incomes, food security and resilience.
Forest conservation in the Amazon: Securing the future of people and the planet
22 Mar 2020 / In Ecuador, GCF is working with UNDP and the national government to provide people with technical and financial support to avoid forest clearing. GCF's climate finance is restoring vulnerable watersheds, and helping local people improve their farming practices to increase their incomes. By protecting nature, people also profit.
UNDP welcomes commitments of a coalition of non-state and state actors to reduce deforestation in Ecuador
17 Sep 2018 / Ecuador has been promoting efforts to reduce deforestation and conserve forests since 2009, with the implementation of the Socio Bosque Program, which consists of providing economic incentives to individuals and communities committed to forest conservation, it has demonstrated its political will to reduce deforestation and advance in its international commitments. It will be one of the first countries to access results-based payments through the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) pilot program.