• Yves Rocher foundation

    The Yves Rocher Foundation

    The Yves Rocher Foundation – Institut de France was created at the initiative of Jacques Rocher, son of Yves Rocher, the man who created Botanical Beauty. The Yves Rocher Foundation helps direct local and global environmental conservation, solidarity-based and educational actions in over 50 countries. The Yves Rocher Foundation was created in 1991 and placed under the auspices of the Institut de France in 2001. It works for a "greener world" through 2 leading actions: the "Women of the Earth" Awards and the "Plant for the Planet” Programme.

  • GEF


    The Global Environment Facility is now the main source of public funding for projects to improve the state of the planet’s environment. It gave away up to 9 billion dollars from its capital stocks in grants. It also raised over 40 billion dollars of co-funding for more than 2 700 projects in over 165 countries. Moreover, the IMF has put together a separate 250 million dollar budget and 750 million dollars of co-funding to support SFM/REDD+.

  • FCPF


    The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a worldwide REDD+ partnership. The FCPF helps countries with tropical and subtropical forests to develop systems and policies for REDD+ and pays them according to their emission reduction results. The FCPF complements the UNFCCC negotiations on REDD+ by demonstrating how REDD+ can be applied at the country level.

  • Firmenich


    Firmenich is the largest private company in the perfume and aroma industry. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, it has produced a long list of classic fine perfumes and aromas. Its passion for taste and fragrances is the key to its success. It is known for its creativity, its capacity for innovation and its exceptional understanding of the market’s trends. Every year, it invests about 10% of its revenue in research; this reflects its ongoing will to understand, share and sublimate the best nature has to offer.

  • UNEP


    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was created in 1972. It is the highest environmental authority within the United Nations system. The programme acts as a catalyst. It supports, instructs, facilitates and strives to promote the sensible use and the sustainable development of the world’s environment. To do this, UNEP works with many partners including United Nations agencies, international organisations, governments, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and civil society.

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Forests for Our Future

Gisele Bündchen

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Gisele Bündchen, the world’s highest paid supermodel, is recognized for her long-standing and passionate commitment to the environment. While growing up in Brazil, Gisele witnessed the beauty of nature, as well as the destruction of forests and its affect on the surrounding communities. In 2008, she launched Projeto Água Limpa (Clean Water Project) which aims at implementing sustainable environmental management and promoting recovery of riparian vegetation and the micro basins of the region.

My passion for the environment is rooted in my Brazilian upbringing. I am blessed to have lived in a small village and grown up in a family that embraced the importance of nature and community coexisting in harmony. These childhood lessons are the basis for my journey into becoming an environmental advocate. However, the birth of my son has made clear the kind of legacy that I would like to pass on to my children and their generation. They deserve the same chance we have had to enjoy and celebrate this beautiful planet.

I founded The Agua Limpa project with my father and my family in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil, my childhood home. The project aims to restore the quality of drinking water supplied to the city. To achieve the preservation of water, as well as the recovery of riparian forest, the project has to provide local communities with information on the importance of soil conservation and fighting pollution. Knowledge is power and we all have learned a lesson that if we look after the forest, it will look after us.

In addition, I support Florestas do Futuro, an important reforestation project with similar goals to Agua Limpa, but on a grander scale. Florestas do Futuro is a project run by a Brazilian non-profit organization fighting for the protection of the Atlantic Forest. The 330 million acre Atlantic forest harbors a range of biological diversity similar to that of the Amazon. It accounts for 5 percent of the vertebrates on Earth. This includes almost 200 bird species that are unique to the forest and 60 percent of all of Brazil’s threatened animal species.

93 percent of the Atlantic forest has been cleared, placing it on the path to ecological disaster. The deforestation directly threatens around 2,200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The continuing threats to this delicate ecosystem include; illegal extraction of valuable timber species; land conversion to pasture, agriculture, forest plantations, expansion of urban areas and suburban development.

These ecological pressures not only endanger the Atlantic forest’s biological diversity but they also threaten the forest’s traditional rural communities. The native community’s livelihoods are directly linked to the conservation and sustainable use of the forest’s natural resources.

Through well-coordinated programs of reforestation and recovery of native species, Florestas do Futuro is seeking to reverse these negative trends to ensure the forest supports a diverse range of plant and animal life forever.

Agua Limpa and Florestas do Futuro are working to ensure that our children will have the opportunity to marvel at nature in the same way that I did as a young girl growing up in Brazil. I cannot think of any better gift to offer to our children.

Gisele Bundchen