Across African drylands, the climate crisis means temperatures in this region are rising at twice the global average. In Burkina Faso, over 70% of communities are living rurally, relying on land and trees to make an income and grow enough food to eat. But due to the climate crisis and issues such as deforestation, land is rapidly losing its fertility. As a result, poverty and hunger are widespread.
Trees provide a solution. Growing trees helps to improve soil fertility, grow incomes and cool the land. Trees also absorb carbon dioxide, providing a nature-based solution to global heating. On top of this, giving people access to income from the sale of carbon credits makes sure that communities receive tangible, direct economic benefits from the sustainable use and protection of ecosystems, ensuring long-term impact for both people and the environment.