Despite universal agreement on the essential role of forests in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and reversing the worst effects of global warming, they are being lost at alarming rates.
We urgently need to mobilize capital at scale to stop deforestation and forest degradation.
Protecting and restoring tropical forests can contribute up to one third of the climate results the world needs over the next two decades, representing a gigaton-scale mitigation opportunity.
This is why we created the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions, ART.
ART is a voluntary international initiative that seeks to reward countries for reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, a process known as REDD+.
By enhancing transparency and credibility, ART aims to help unlock new, large-scale financing to facilitate sustainable land use and, in turn, protect forests.
ART offers a rigorous standard and comprehensive process to transparently register, verify and issue REDD+ emission reductions credits that embody high environmental and social integrity.
ART aims to serve as a global quality benchmark for forest emission reductions that can enter fungible carbon offset markets and provide buyers of REDD+ emission reductions credits with credible results.