Wangari Maathai was a larger than life figure who truly made a difference on the ground in a way that few have ever done. Prof, as we all loved to call her, had incredible energy and was always eager to look for new ways of protecting forests. We are all truly indebted to her for her very direct engagement in trying to help move U.S. and international policies to protect… Read more
Avoided Deforestation Partners was honored to have UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the keynote speaker at our high-level REDD+ event in Cancun. The Secretary General called on the nations of the world to conclude a deal to protect forests. At the same event, important announcements were made by World Bank president Robert Zoellick and Walmart Chairman Rob Walton. Other speakers included Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Guyana President Bharatt… Read more
Avoided Deforestation Partners hosted a series of meetings with Dr. Goodall to support the inclusion of forest provisions in California’s landmark AB32 climate legislation.
Avoided Deforestation Partners hosted a congressional briefing in support of REDD+ appropriations with distinguished U.S. legislators, including Representative Lowey, and Senators Brownback and Leahy. Honored guests included Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE.
At Avoided Deforestation Partners’s high-level forest-climate COP15 side event, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the U.S.’s pledge of $1 billion contribution to forest conservation.
Avoided Deforestation Partners founder Jeffrey Horowitz presented a letter from Senator Patrick Leahy of the Senate Appropriations Committee to Charles, Prince of Wales, announcing details of 2010 funding in support of REDD and biodiversity initiatives at St. James Palace, London. Avoided Deforestation Partners and allies had worked closely with Senator Leahy’s staff to obtain the letter committing $275 million for programs to protect biodiversity and support sustainable landscapes in fiscal… Read more
Avoided Deforestation Partners hosted a major Capitol Hill briefing with a unique lineup of advocates, including Senators Kerry and Lugar, Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, and a diverse list of NGO Presidents, corporate leaders and other honored guests.
Avoided Deforestation Partners was pleased and honored to host Nobel laureates Al Gore and Wangari Maathai who lead a landmark discussion on the need to protect tropical forests as a central element in the fight to stop climate change and as a key to international peace, stability and development. The panel was moderated by former CBS anchorman Dan Rather.
Convened by Avoided Deforestation Partners, members of the Tropical Forest and Climate Coalition met with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in October to discuss climate change and tropical forest protection.
AD Partners presented a set of draft modules on diverse methodological aspects for REDD activities at a side event at the 2nd Forest Day organized by CIFOR in Poland at the 14th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in December 2008. When completed, these modules will be freely available for advancing Avoided Deforestation projects that will enable project developers to estimate the real emission reductions of projects that… Read more