The 53 members of the Commonwealth are working individually to preserve forest and indigenous plants and trees in their own countries. By linking projects in The Queen’s name, there is an opportunity to:
Share best practice in forest protection, across 53 Commonwealth countries
Highlight the value of saving forests, and the impact on climate change
Use existing relationships to create new, collaborative conservation initiatives
Employ the power of a coordinated initiative to access international funding
Cool Earth is an award winning UK-based charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction
The Royal Commonwealth Society is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world
The Commonwealth Forestry Association links foresters, scientists, students and policy-makers throughout the Commonwealth to seek ways of wise forest management
The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy will create a coherent and vibrant network of forest conservation initiatives that, individually and collectively, demonstrate the capacity of the Commonwealth to act together and to benefit from shared knowledge and experience.
Participation will bring credibility and integrity to individual conservation projects, and promote the benefits of forest conservation.
Every Commonwealth country is invited to participate and nominate conservation projects.
Countries with limited forest cover can participate by planting native trees, conserving other indigenous trees, or supporting partnerships with other Commonwealth nations.
The QCC supports countries to develop new community-led projects that promote sustainable forest management.
Participation in the QCC is free. There are no financial or regulatory obligations. Through fundraising, The Royal Commonwealth Society and Cool Earth will cover the administration of the QCC and the costs associated with monitoring and reporting on projects, and sharing experience.
Your email address will be shared with Cool Earth, The Royal Commonwealth Society and The Commonwealth Forestry Association who will send occasional emails about the Queens Commonwealth Canopy project. We won’t share your details with anyone else.