I am very proud to share with you our 2022 Impact Report. In it, you can read about our achievements this past year, stories of change, progress, and hope for the future.
Forest Trends was founded with the mission of putting an economic engine behind nature conservation – the idea being that our economy, our society, and our wellbeing all depend in very real and material ways on healthy natural ecosystems.
That idea’s time has come. The world is looking to “nature-based solutions” to combat climate change, mitigate water risks, prevent pandemics, protect biodiversity, support food insecurity, and so on. Forest Trends is fielding many new opportunities at a totally different scale than in the past, and at a much more systemic level. In this respect, 2022 has been an unusually successful year for us.
But the stakes are also higher now. The science is telling us we have only until 2030 to take the necessary steps for a safe climate trajectory. I am feeling a lot of urgency, as I am sure you are too.