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Beyond Borders - Joel Redman

Putting Down Roots: The forest communities fighting climate change

Working with local communities to restore degraded forest ecosystems


Brazil, Nepal, Scotland


March 2018



  • Activism
  • Biodiversity
  • Brazil
  • Climate Change
  • Indigenous Solutions
  • Nepal
  • Partner film
  • United Kingdom

Forests cover 30% of the land on Earth. It’s easy to mistake them for a wilderness, but the majority of the world’s forests are in fact inhabited.

And although these communities might live thousands of miles apart… almost all share one thing in common. For centuries, they have been discriminated against and marginalised.

But as the links between forests and our climate become ever more apparent, will we finally enable forest communities, so long treated as obstacles to progress, play a leading role in the fight against climate change?

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