Photography: CIRHEP

Up to 25 per cent of global carbon emissions come from the destruction of the rainforest. Forests are already helping to save the world from climate change by absorbing the carbon dioxide we emit into the atmosphere as well as being home to almost half of the world’s biodiversity and helping to sustain the livelihoods of one billion of the poorest people on earth.

Despite this, every year up to 12 million hectares of tropical forest are being destroyed, contributing up to 15 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions – more than from all global transport put together. UBoC can provide an innovative solution to climate change by matching businesses with rainforest projects to facilitate investment in the protection of our planet.

We understand what businesses want and what rainforest protection NGOs can provide. By using the skills of the University of Leeds’ School of Earth and Environment, we have rigorously screened projects which we can partner with appropriate businesses. We can ensure that both parties get what they need. UBoC will support this relationship throughout the project with a quality, professional approach, helping businesses to maximise the benefits of their investment.

(When you support a project or offset carbon emissions though us, 100% of your donation goes to the forest project. Please get in touch if you would like to donate to either a project or our research). 



Terrific Tropical Trees (Africa)


Central and South America


Leeds4Trees and Leeds Forest Observatory

Restoring Hardknott forest

Carbon Footprints, Estimating Carbon, and Dealing with Carbon

Valuing Natural Capital / Ecosystem Services (i-Tree +)

Terrific Scientific (BBC Learning)

Both UK and the WORLD

There are good but very different reasons for supporting projects in the UK versus projects in the topics. Twinning two schemes, one in each region, turns a choice into a mutually beneficial opportunity: Forest Twins


The Greenery Machinery