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Investing in Natural Solutions .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
  • Submitted by: The Walt Disney Company
  • Topic: Forests
  • Keywords: reforestation, ecosystem services
  • Location: USA
  • Date of completion: 2015
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Global Compact
Investing in Natural Solutions



Description/achievement of initiative

By 2015, The Walt Disney Company commits to fund reforestation projects, fund a forest management project and to conduct a pilot study to quantify ecosystem benefits and services.

Implementation methodologies

In 2009, Disney announced a set of ambitious long-term goals around energy and carbon emissions, ecosystems, waste and water to reduce our environmental impact. These goals are rooted in the recognition that a healthy environment is essential to Disney's long-term success. Disney's business operations are reliant on natural resources and we recognize the importance of conserving and utilizing these resources responsibly. Healthy forests are a natural solution for sequestering carbon efficiently and cost-effectively, while providing many other valuable benefits. By improving the valuation of natural systems, Disney may also be able to make strategic investments in natural solutions that support efficient resource use.

Financial supportive will be funded by The Walt Disney Company in achieving these goals.

Deliverable Date
Conduct a pilot study in partnership with leading organizations to quantify ecosystem benefits and services other than carbon. 2015
Fund one forest management project that results in enhancing carbon sequestration and provides certified wood/paper 2015
Fund 6,000 acres of reforestation projects 2015
Copyright United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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