For Earth Day 2023, Coalition for Rainforest Nations aims to raise $11,000 in order to jumpstart our efforts in 11 countries. At a time when the world needs to rapidly reduce carbon emissions, rainforest nations have shown tremendous leadership. We have seen sharp reductions in forest-related emissions in several countries where we work with closely. For example, the Democratic Republic of Congo - one of the largest rainforest nations in the world - has reduced forest emissions by 7% over the past 5 years. Papua New Guinea is down 50% and Honduras down 58% over the same time period.
CfRN now has requests from 11 rainforest nations to work with them on conservation efforts through REDD+. For example, the nation of Eswatini in southern Africa seeks to participate in CfRN's Capacity Building program in order to meet the requirements of the REDD+ process. Formerly known as Swaziland, Eswatini's forests house exceptional biodiversity, including the critically endangered South-central black rhinoceros. Please support CfRN's Earth Day Campaign in order to conserve forests in Eswatini and around the world.