Camille Rebelo is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of EcoPlanet Bamboo and has been responsible for the origination, implementation and management of the company’s operations to date, in Nicaragua, South Africa and Ghana, currently representing more than 35,000 acres.
EcoPlanet Bamboo at the Climate Leadership Gala. Recent News EcoPlanet Bamboo at VIP Climate Leadership Gala The Climate Leadership Gala is an annual event held in Washington DC that aims to Gala bring together 350 leaders within various sectors of business, industry, government and the NGO community in order to celebrate current achievements and lead the path to a post-carbon future.
Each year a number of awards are dedicated towards individuals who have achieved significant strides towards a better environmental and climate centric future. The 2017 event honored Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever with the Climate Visionary Award. Mr Polman's speech highlighted the need for private sector and business to drive markets and consumers towards sustainability. EcoPlanet Bamboo Nicaragua. EcoPlanet Bamboo Co-Founder Camille Rebelo at New Forests for Africa. Recent News EcoPlanet Bamboo featured alongside Kofi Annan at the New Forests for Africa conference in Ghana, March 2016.
Reforestation and forest landscape restoration as means of combating climate change are now high on the agenda of many governments and organizations, especially in the wake of COP21 in Paris. Close cooperation between businesses and investors is needed to meet this challenge and to develop plantation forestry into a stable and sustainable business that will be beneficial to all involved. The opportunities for all stakeholders are huge. A number of projects are already in place, and initiatives such as AFR100 are demonstrating a strong commitment, but the pace and scale of operations is still far too low to reverse forest loss. ￼ Working conference in March 2016 in Ghana The successful creation of new forests requires close, long-term commitment and cooperation between all parties.
EcoPlanet Core Carbon An Industrial Subsidiary of EcoPlanet Bamboo. EcoPlanet Bamboo Plantation In South Africa. EcoPlanet Bamboo In South Africa. Meeting of the Global Restoration Council, Bonn Germany. Troy Wiseman, Ceo & co-founder at Ecoplanet bamboo group. Land Restoration Through Ecoplanet Bamboo. Deforestation is an ugly phenomena that is pervasive in many parts around the world with a suite of drivers, not least the world’s ever growing appetite for wood and fiber products.
It is imperative that there is a combined focus of reducing this deforestation, while at the same time putting investment and effort towards restoring these degraded lands. Bamboo – if managed under a stringent framework of sustainability – has amazing potential as a strong ally for forest landscape restoration, while at the same time producing a “deforestation free” fiber that can replace wood harvested from natural and ancient forests. An Industrial Subsidiary of EcoPlanet Bamboo. EcoPlanet Laboratories research and product development center. EcoPlanet Bamboo at New Forests for Africa. Troy Wiseman, Ceo & co-founder at Ecoplanet bamboo group. FAO/UNCCD GM Workshop Explores Upscaling Private Investments in Landscape Restoration. 15 July 2015: A two-day expert consultation on private investments in Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR), co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), explored ways to scale up FLR investments to enhance livelihood opportunities for rural communities in drylands and reduce forced migration from such areas.
Noting that an estimated 12 million hectares of land are degraded every year, the workshop discussed some opportunities for restoring the current “total stock of more than two billion hectares of degraded land,” of which roughly three quarters is deemed to be suitable for “mosaic restoration.” Participants discussed some opportunities to upscale such investments, for example through aggregating financial resources at the landscape level, or bringing together different stakeholders and sectors involved in order to prevent inter-sectoral or resource-use conflicts. The Global Restoration Council Aims To Harness The Collective Wisdom.
What is a Tree Free, Deforestation Free Fiber? As our world becomes increasingly urbanized we become more and more removed from the source of our food and fiber.
Just as we get used to purchasing our meat in nice clean packages in a supermarket, without having to think about the animals that it came from, so too do we use, consume and throw away hundreds of items on a daily basis without any real understanding or connection to where these products have come from, or the drastic toll our use is taking on the planet.
To date, less than 30% of our wood and fiber needs come from forest plantations, and only a fraction of those are certified for sustainability. The rest comes from the world’s ever dwindling natural forests. We’ve all heard and seen programs on the destruction of tropical forests in the Amazon, but often these forests are closer than we think – in Canada, Eastern Europe and across the world’s tropical belt. So what can we do about it? Www.vimeo.com/ecoplanetbamboo. Bamboo The Timber Of The 21st Century. With large scale deforestation occurring at an alarming rate along with the associated rise in global climate change, the situation around the world is tense.
Increasing concerns over food security, water availability and an ever increasing pressure on the planet for finite resources is pushing entrepreneurs, businesses and governments to develop innovative solutions to address these growing concerns. Timber forms an essential raw resource for various industries which produce items that as humans we have come to utilise and rely on daily. Meeting of the Global Restoration Council. First meeting of the Global Restoration Council in Bonn. No. 179/16 | Berlin, 20.07.2016 A high-level international initiative for forest conservation, the Global Restoration Council, will be launched in Bonn today on the invitation of Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks.
The council brings together luminaries from the fields of politics, civil society and business. Today is the council's first official meeting. Minister Hendricks said: "Right now, globally, forest land area the size of two foot-ball fields is destroyed every minute. This deforestation rate is responsible for 10 to 15 percent of the world's CO2 emissions. Bamboo – the timber of the 21st century? Growing demand for wood products has led to deforestation across the world.
One innovative company is, however, looking to reverse this trend while at the same time turning a profit. Bamboo: Timber for the 21st Century? One FES alum following her dream to make a difference At Yale, we are surrounded by professors and classmates who push and inspire us to be creative about how we overcome challenges in the world.
Over the past few years, Yale and CBEY have focused this creativity towards using the power of business to create a better world. But it isn’t everyday that we hear about recent graduates who have taken this message to heart and put into practice. African Forestry Initiative Leverages Funds for Restoration. Uniting more than a dozen African governments, 11 technical partners, a range of bilateral and multilateral donors, and over $545 million in private-sector investments in service of restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030, the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) is conservation finance on a grand scale.
Following AFR100’s launch at COP21 this winter, efforts are underway to harness the potential of this cross-sector partnership and translate its diverse funding structure and technical-assistance platform into restoration success on the ground. Setting a Foundation for Restoration. Can Carbon Credits Slow Global Warming? Camille Rebelo talks fast, with an intimidating British accent. The Kenyan-raised daughter of an Indian father and English mother, she's back from Indonesia and on her way to Mozambique when we meet at a coffeehouse near Yale University, where she earned a master's from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies last year.
Rebelo's devotion to tropical forests dates to her gap year after high school, which she spent doing wildlife surveys and sleeping in a hammock in Belize.