Pomeroon Joins Initiative 20x20 run by the World Resources Institute

Initiative 20x20 is a country-led effort seeking to change the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean by bringing 20 million hectares of land into restoration by 2020.

Pomeroon Trading was invited to join by the World Resources Institute as a Financial Partner. Our Stoll Estate in Guyana will be showcased as a restoration project that delivers valuable social and environmental benefits as well as ensuring the protection of pristine lands at risk of degradation. This is the first such project recognised in Guyana.

You can see Initiative 20x20’s feature about Pomeroon here.

The initiative — launched formally at COP 20 in Lima — supports the Bonn Challenge, a global commitment to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030.

Key Facts:

  • Land restoration can increase food productivity and security for an estimated 49 million under-nourished people in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Latin America and the Caribbean account for about half of the world’s remaining tropical and southern temperate forests