The impacts of the climate crisis are multifaceted. From the degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity to more frequent natural disasters and warming temperatures, the ecological challenges of this crisis are fuelling poverty and socioeconomic vulnerability, particularly for those who rely on the environment to make a living. We need climate solutions that can be managed by communities themselves, and which respond to both the environmental and socioeconomic challenges of our changing world.
Micro-forests are small, dense, biodiverse forests that grow fast in urban and rural areas alike. Through the GROW initiative, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is on a mission to plant thousands of micro-forests with communities around the world to boost biodiversity, support livelihoods and build climate resilience.
Explore this photo essay to learn why we believe in the power of micro-forests as an emerging climate solution, reaping benefits for people and planet.