Participants include HP Inc.; International Paper Company; Kimberly-Clark; Lowe’s Companies, Inc.; and Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
June 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched “Forests Forward,” a new program that engages with companies and other stakeholders around the globe to deliver effective nature-based strategies for forests that help achieve their business and sustainability goals. Working together, WWF and participating businesses aim to realize meaningful, long-term benefits for nature, climate and people.
Wildfire devastation grows annually as rising global temperatures lead to more frequent and intense fires. The number of people affected by wildfires grows as a result, with housing developments in high-risk fire zones putting 4.5 million U.S. homes in danger. Of the top 10 wildfires in California history, five occurred in 2020.
Forests are fundamentally linked to climate change, both as a cause and a solution. Clearing and mismanagement of forests contribute about 12 percent of global carbon emissions. But forests also act as a carbon sink, absorbing carbon dioxide, as well as regulating water flows and protecting the rich biodiversity and communities that depend on them.
Despite progress over the past decade in government commitments to combating climate change and protecting forests, corporate “no-deforestation” and human rights policies, and significant investments to support sustainable forest management, the rate of natural forest loss continues to increase. Forest loss impacts not only the environment, but also approximately 1.3 billion forest communities and Indigenous Peoples who rely on forests for their livelihoods.
The effort is part of an initiative to encourage auto and motorcycle insurance customers to choose paperless billing
STEVENS POINT, Wis.,April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Dairyland® has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to help regenerate forests from coast to coast in communities where the auto and motorcycle insurance brand has a strong customer presence.
Dairyland, a brand of Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance, worked with the Arbor Day Foundation to identify locations where forest regeneration is needed due to natural disasters and other threats. Dairyland will plant more than 72,000 trees—one for each customer who chose paperless billing in 2020.
While the human and environmental costs of climate change play out before our eyes — from a devastating wildfire season on the U.S. West Coast to severe storms brewing in the Atlantic — an alarming new report makes the future economic costs all the more clear.
Stream a Replay of the Climate Week event with International Paper and The Nature Conservancy
How we manage forests is a critical, yet often overlooked, solution in the fight against climate change. Improvements to land stewardship – Natural Climate Solutions – could cost-effectively avoid 11 gigatons of CO2 emissions per year, or one third of the mitigation needed to meet global climate commitments.
International Paper to host first Climate Week event, the biggest climate summit of the year presented by the Climate Group.
Climate Week, an annual event hosted by the Climate Group, is the biggest climate summit taking place this year, and International Paper will be hosting its first #ClimateWeekNYC event during the summit.