No Forests? No Future.

Among the many gifts forests give us is one we desperately need: help with slowing climate change. Trees capture greenhouse gases (GHGs) like carbon dioxide , preventing them from accumulating in the atmosphere and warming our planet.

Strong forests are our most powerful allies in the fight against climate change. Preventing deforestation while meeting the demands of a rapidly growing global population—projected to reach 9 billion by 2050—is an urgent imperative that can only be achieved if we transform our relationship to the planet. The Rainforest Alliance works with farmers, forest communities, governments, and companies to foster truly sustainable rural economies that support decent livelihoods while protecting one of Earth's most valuable natural resources.

We stand more of a chance in the fight against climate change if we defend the world's remaining forests. Learn more about our work to keep forests standing, and join our alliance.