Earth Day: Webcast on Forests for Climate

Ford Foundation 

As world leaders met at the United Nations in New York to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, a mix of celebrities, scientists, and indigenous leaders from remote regions held a briefing on the critical role that tropical forests—and the indigenous peoples and local communities who are protecting them—must play in bringing the agreement’s targets within reach.

The briefing featured special guests:

Alec Baldwin Actor and Activist

Helen Clark Administrator, UNDP

Diana Ríos Indigenous Ashaninka Leader, Peru

Mina Setra Indigenous Dayak Leader, Indonesia

Frances Seymour Tropical Forest Expert and Author

Alex Soros Founder, Alexander Soros Foundation

Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation