The Nicaraguan Center for Forests, Energy & Climate will provide citizens of Central America with the tools and training needed to adapt to a rapidly changing climate. This regional hub for climate change education and natural resource conservation will build on Trees, Water & People's community-based conservation model, which empowers local people to solve social and environmental problems at the grassroots-level. Thanks to generous donors, every donation to this project will be matched!
In Latin America, there is no debate about climate change. It's happening now and the effects are detrimental to the social and environmental well-being of millions. In fact, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Haiti have consistently ranked in the top 10 for countries most vulnerable to climate change. For rural, poor communities dependent on the land, learning to adapt to climate change is just as important as halting and reversing it.
The Center will serve as an educational resource where students and communities can receive training on a wide range of issues related to global climate change mitigation and adaptation. Core topics include forest management and conservation, renewable energy technology, energy efficiency, and clean cookstoves. Additionally, are developing the Center as a regional facility, where people from around Latin America will be empowered with the skills needed to help them adapt to a changing climate.
Knowledge is power! At the new Center, thousands of Central American citizens will gain access to the tools and resources needed to adapt to a new climate reality. The Center will connect students, farmers, teachers, universities, civil organizations, and local leaders, creating a community of engaged and active citizens. We can't wait for governments to act; we must all join together to address the global challenge of climate change. Will you join us by supporting the new Center?