EcoPlanet Bamboo at COP21
21st December 2015
Putting pledges into practice in Latin America GLF 2015
Forest & Landscape Restoration represents an incredible opportunity to restore productivity to degraded lands, enhance livelihoods, and mitigate climate change. Initiative 20×20 is a country-led effort to bring 20 million hectares of degraded lands into the process of restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2020.
EcoPlanet Bamboo has been involved in Initiative 20x20 with the company's Nicaraguan certified bamboo plantation operations used frequently as a showcase of how forest landscape restoration can convert degraded, marginal land into productive commercial operations, while restoring critical ecosystem functions and providing rural communities with sustainable livelihoods. Currently EcoPlanet Bamboo has restored approximately 12,000 acres in Nicaragua, while providing a certified alternative fiber to timber manufacturing industries, thereby further reducing pressure on remaining natural forests.
This contribution to Nicaragua's Initiative 20x20 commitment includes EcoPlanet Bamboo's investment of more than $30 million into the successful restoration of highly degraded landscapes. Investment for forest landscape restoration remains a major challenge in achieving national and international targets.
Troy Wiseman, EcoPlanet Bamboo CEO & Co-Founder showcased these investments and associated developments at the Global Landscapes Forum, which occurred in conjunction with COP21 in Paris. The discussion panel can be watched here:< Back to news < Download article