Chris Redston is the Executive Director of Rainforest Trust UK, a British charity that works in partnership with Rainforest Trust in the US.
Our shared mission is to place threatened rainforests and other tropical ecosystems under permanent protection, for the benefit of species, communities and the planet.
Deforestation causes 15% of net global carbon emissions – the same as the global transportation sector – and is a major contributor to species extinctions. Since 1988 Rainforest Trust has protected over 24 million acres of threatened rainforests and other tropical ecosystems, storing billions of tonnes of carbon and creating safe havens for numerous endangered species.
Chris will be discussing the importance of rainforest protection in the fight against climate change and offering simple, cost-effective solutions to help protect our most threatened forests.