ABOUT CLIMATE's objectives help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
End poverty in all its forms, everywhere
Climate change represents one of the most direct and immediate threats to the goal of global poverty alleviation. It is important that we bring the climate impact and poverty alleviation communities together to design and implement interventions that are effective in tackling both issues. Climate change is an obstacle to ending extreme poverty.
Because 3 billion of the world’s poor live on less than $2.50/day and depend almost entirely on productive land for their livelihoods, reforestation can improve their lives by providing immediate employment, increasing the land’s ability of produce food and building materials overtime, and protecting infrastructure from extreme weather events. Any efforts to eradicate poverty, then, should include building a solid foundation of healthy well managed forest (Moringa tree e.t.c) watersheds and soils.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
60 million people world wide are facing a food crisis which shows clearly what happens when we fail to invest enough in helping communities adapt to climate change and to grow and implement sustainable and adaptable food production systems. In a warming world where 36% of cropland, forest and pasture systems are exercising declining productivity, this is bad news for the over 2.5 billion people globally that depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
ABOUT CLIMATE is working towards restoring degraded forests and abandoned agricultural land through the planting of trees and promotion of sustainable agriculture practices. By utilizing best practice agro forestry development strategies in what was once highly productive agricultural areas, About Climate would in the long run address hunger by improving the economic well-being and livelihoods of small holder farmers.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Education is a critical agent in addressing the issue of climate change. Education can encourage people to change their attitudes and behaviour while also helping them to make informed decisions. In the classroom, young people can be taught the impact of global warming and learn how to adapt to climate change.
One of ABOUT CLIMATE’s goals is to provide jobs while restoring landscapes while educating host communities on reforestation related topics such as sustainable agro-forestry, sustainable land use practices, site monitoring and micro-economics. The planting of trees and their upkeep directly supports education by increasing incomes and reducing the time spent by community youth securing basic necessities like food and fuel wood. Parents have more time and money to educate their children.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Degraded landscapes with reduced ecosystem services place server strain on the ability of women to access water, collect fuel wood, and gather food.
ABOUT CLIMATE aims to help improve gender equity and empower women by increasing their access to quality nutrition and improving their overall food security. By partnering with women-run and women-integrative co-operatives, we build on that empowerment by also helping them restore their local landscapes and increase their family incomes with Moringa and other climate adaptable commodity trees.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Climate change already has a massive impact on people’s access to water and sanitation by causing floods and droughts, changes in precipitation and temperature. Water is life and access to clean potable water should be considered a basic human right. There is urgent need for significant improvement to the lives of approximately 2 billion people that experience water stress due to pollution and forest and wetland degradation.
Due to the links between land management and the water cycles, a key role of ABOUT CLIMATE is to ensure that our reforestation projects improve in the capture, filtration and retention of rain water. Reforestation has been proven to significantly improve water supplies.
Promote sustained, inclusive & sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Throughout history, human societies and economies have grown on the back of healthy ecosystems that provide food, fuel and clean water and little about that has changed today.
ABOUT CLIMATE focuses on securing high quality planting seed, growing, planting and establishing the seedlings, managing and maintaining the project sites through the monitoring of planting sites.
Our Moringa Tree cultivation will help develop regional and sustainable agro-forestry and reforestation areas that both directly and indirectly impact local communities by generating jobs. This has a profound impact on local economies.
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Inequality often leads to land degradation as disadvantaged communities cut down forests for fuel wood, hunt wildlife for food and clear land for Agriculture.
ABOUT CLIMATE, through the planting of trees would increase incomes, make land more productive, and reduce the need for migration to more fertile lands. Done correctly, it’s a win-win for people and the planet as a whole.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
ABOUT CLIMATE focuses on reforestation and agro forestry by planting diverse and native tree species. Our main focus in planting climate adapatable trees like Moringa through capturing and storing harmful particulate pollutants and GHGS – in fact, a mature tree can absorb an average of 22 lbs of C02 per year.
Planting trees increases the resilience of ecosystems, helps minimize climate change effects, and gives people and governments time to adapt to change effects. Planting native seedlings in appropriate areas can also counteract soil and biodiversity loss and improve human well-being.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss
Everything that happens on land has implications for water bodies through surface run off and atmospheric emissions. Land restoration reduces pressure on these water ecosystems and allows them to continue providing economic and social benefit for communities. That is what “ABOUT CLIMATE” is all about.
Reforestation and conservation are essential to building a better, more sustainable future where poverty is reduced, food and water are available, biodiversity is safe guarded and sustainable livelihood are possible.
Let’s work together to reverse the rising C02 levels and create equal opportunities for men and women, ensuring more jobs, increasing stability and access to education while fostering an environment where people who dream of possibilities are able to achieve them.
Our goal is to create a sustainable, eco friendly, and profitable business in order to help local farmers, their families, and communities in the region. By providing income and education while fighting the effects of climate change, we create a sustainable path to economic empowerment for marginalized communities.