DateSeptember 28, 2023
13:00-14:00 EDT

This ‘book club’ like conversation with author and conservationist John Reid gave participants the opportunity to meet and discuss the book Ever Green: Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet that Reid co-authored together with the late biologist Thomas Lovejoy. The book, published in 2022, is “[…] a clear, provocative, persuasive and inspiring call to action to conserve Earth’s irreplaceable wild woods, counteract climate change, and save the planet.”

The discussion revolved around the five stunningly large forests that remain on Earth – the Taiga, the North American boreal, the Amazon, the Congo, and the island forest of New Guinea – and the vital role of these megaforests to preserve global biodiversity, thousands of cultures, and a stable climate.

In his remarks, GEF CEO and Chairperson Carlos Manuel Rodríguez emphasized the relevance and significance of the book, and how the GEF’s work is contributing to the conservation of intact forests globally.