“Climate migration is right in front of us,” says Sarah Jakiel, Winrock’s senior director for Human Rights, Education and Empowerment. “The World Bank estimates that 143 million people will be displaced by the year 2050. This isn’t a choice. This is a human and a national security emergency.” In this Climate 1.5 episode, Jakiel highlights the rising connection between climate driven natural disasters and spikes in human trafficking.
“The services that forests provide – in terms of reducing the impacts of climate change and sequestering carbon – those benefits start to expand beyond just the individuals in the households who are living in that forest. We all are actually benefiting from PFES all over the world.” Winrock’s Brian Bean explains how the Payment for Forest Environmental Services system in Vietnam allows beneficiaries of forest environmental services, like hydrological protection for watersheds and waterways, to pay into a fund that is distributed to forest owners to financially reward them for their work to protect and support forestland growth.
“There’s enough evidence that a lack of resilience will lead to greater economic shock, and the ongoing pandemic has given us enough evidence on the value of resilience.” Winrock’s Director of Sustainable Finance, Anmol Vanamali, explains the parallels and approaches vital to protecting and securing a thriving future against global crises.