United Nations Development Programme and EcoMatcher renew the partnership to tackle climate change and preserve the Ecuadorian Amazon
22 de Junio de 2023
Hong Kong – Quito – New York, June 22, 2023. EcoMatcher and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to announce the renewal of the partnership for planting trees in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Starting in June, over the next year, 118,696 trees will be planted and monitored with EcoMatcher’s technology and, from July onwards, the trees will be available for adoption through EcoMatcher’s digital blockchain-based platform.
PROAmazonia, a project implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Ecuador, with the support of UNDP, will be in charge of the planting in coordination with EcoMatcher.
“We are very happy to continue working with EcoMatcher, building on the results from phase 1 in which we worked with 184 beneficiaries, of which 36% were women and 27% from indigenous communities, and that resulted in 90,000 georeferenced plants in agroforestry production systems. We are excited about this next phase, in which we will plant an additional 118,696 trees in the Ecuadorian Amazon, with approximately 100 beneficiaries," said Matilde Mordt, UNDP Resident Representative in Ecuador. “This partnership is showing the way in terms of how everybody around the globe can contribute to reducing carbon emissions.”
“EcoMatcher is proud to continue the partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and its program PROAmazonia to plant trees in Ecuador and enable our global customers to get involved,” said Bas Fransen, CEO and Founder of EcoMatcher. “Proper tree planting is crucial for addressing the climate crisis, and this initiative cannot come at a better time.”
EcoMatcher plants trees and complete forests with vetted foundations from around the world that are specialized in tree planting. Through technology, EcoMatcher’s clients know everything about every tree planted, offering complete transparency. Through EcoMatcher’s digital blockchain-based platform, companies can use trees as meaningful corporate gifts, as rewards, for loyalty and employee engagement, and for transparent carbon offsetting. You can virtually travel to every tree and learn more about the tree and the tree’s farmer. Please visit EcoMatcher at www.ecomatcher.com.
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, and institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results. Please visit UNDP at https://www.undp.org/es/ecuador.
The Integrated Amazon Program for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Production (PROAmazonia) in Ecuador is an initiative from the country´s Ministry of Environment and Water and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock with the support of UNDP as implementing agency. This Program is financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Program´s objective is to reduce deforestation and promote the sustainable management of natural resources. Please visit PROAmazonia at www.proamazonia.org.
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