While it has been active for the a couple of years, the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) officially unveiled itself today at climate talks in Durban.
CLUA is a collaborative initiative of the ClimateWorks Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It aims to “catalyze the potential of forested and agricultural landscapes to mitigate climate change, benefit people, and protect the environment,” according to its new web site.
CLUA is already one of the most influential funders of forest protection efforts. The alliance currently is focused on projects and initiatives in Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Central America, and the United States.