Tropical deforestation is one of the major drivers of carbon emissions and global climate change. Halting this deforestation could potentially contribute over one-third of the total emissions reductions needed by 2030.
Tropical forests also amongst the planet’s most biodiverse ecosystems and support some of the most threatened and charismatic species on earth.
The Southern Cardamom REDD+ Project protects 497,000 hectares of tropical rainforest in South-West Cambodia which is globally significant for wildlife conservation, ecosystem servicing, and community livelihoods. The project uses global best practices of forest protection and community development to safeguard the forest and prevent more than 3,000,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.