With populations increasing, countries are compounding their expenditure on healthcare.
The fight against communicable diseases through better sanitization, improved living conditions, and wider access to health care is making notable gains.
The need for vaccines have never been higher as we are finding out that new diseases can prove to be economic disasters in light of recent events.
Non Communicable Diseases such as cancer are still deadly and the need for further innovation is evident.
State of Rainforests
Humanity is inextricably linked to forests. The livelihoods of roughly one billion people depend on forested areas, which play a critical role in absorbing and storing carbon, providing food, water, wood products, and vital medicines, and supporting much of the world’s biodiversity.
Deforestation, degradation, and fragmentation are all diminishing the ability of forests to provide ecosystem services such as air purification and climate regulation. Illegal logging, clearing, and related corruption are meanwhile causing the loss of public revenue and stirring conflict; in order to retain and replenish cultural identity and biodiversity, we need to safeguard and sustainably manage the world’s forests.
Forests are increasingly recognized in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. A related, voluntary program, REDD+, incentivizes developing countries to reduce emissions related to deforestation and degradation and to increase conservation and sustainable management in exchange for results-based payments.
The Paris Agreement, entered into force in 2016, has participating countries set voluntary targets to combat climate change; land including forests was accounted for in targets set by 82% of tropical countries. The Nature Conservancy has estimated that better land stewardship could achieve 30% of the climate mitigation needed to limit global warming to less than 2oC, an overarching goal behind the Paris Agreement.
Eliminating deforestation in the tropics, particularly in places such as Brazil and Indonesia, would be a relatively low-cost, effective, and natural way to address climate change. forest landscape restoration can revive “ecosystem services” (like air purification and climate regulation) and enhance human well-being in areas that have been cleared or degraded.
Restoration is, therefore, a growing investment opportunity; An additional $300 billion per year in global financing is needed for adequate forest restoration and conservation, which can, in turn, create jobs, help alleviate local poverty, and increase food security. Restoration can meanwhile improve soil and water quality, conserve biodiversity and help mitigate climate change.
Borneo Forest Reforestation
Carbon credits and sustainable reforestation are changing the way we conserve and preserve our precious virgin forest and deforested land.
In collaboration with industry leaders such as FSC, Borneo initiative, we are able to scale profitability in reforestation with collaboration with the state government.
Multiple stakeholder's participation can change the landscape for a better future driving biodiversity and restoration.