In this recent article with Quantum Commodity Intelligence – Gerald Prolman, our CEO, addresses the critical issue of deforestation and its impact on climate change. He emphasises the importance of private-sector funding to support community-centered forest conservation projects through the UN’s REDD+ system.
Gerald shares his thoughts on the recent campaign of reckless ‘clickbait’ reporting which threatens the funding of REDD+ projects, highlighting that critics rely on flawed science and misunderstand the role of nature-based solutions such as REDD+.
“If we listen to the reckless reporting, and do nothing until some yet to be discovered solution emerges, the forests and wildlife will be gone and hardship will be brought to the people who live there.
To those corporations who stand up for climate, nature and communities. Thank you. Ignore the noise, the misplaced criticism. It will pass, because the science behind REDD+ is robust and the impacts of projects are undeniable.”