Representative: Carla Wessels

Carla Wessels of Greenpop explained the organisation’s management approach to protecting existing forests and restoring forest ecosystem function and biodiversity through active and passive reforestation. Due to their ability to sequester and store carbon, forests are one of the most important solutions for addressing the effects of climate change. Greenpop’s work has expanded to include more than 150 000 trees planted in reforestation projects in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.

Judges comments

  • A holistic approach to address climate change and biodiversity conservation, working with communities to leave no one behind
  • Greenpop’s integrated interventions are perfectly located at the interface between ecosystems conservation, climate change mitigation/adaptation and community involvement
  • This project is high ambitious and has clear targets

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