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Julian Marley releases a nature-friendly video for his “Don’t ruin my world (Soil of life)” single

Julian Marley (son of Bob Marley) is a singer-songwriter, reggae icon, and humanitarian from Jamaica. Not too long ago, he released a nature-friendly video for his “Don’t ruin my world (Soil of life)” single. The video debuted at the UN’s launch of the World Restoration Flagships Programs, a UN initiative that has recognized 10 exemplary restoration projects for their ambitious, promising, and inspirational works.

Julian Marley – “Don’t ruin my world (Soil of life)”

“I created this song for Everland to help get the word out about the urgent need to protect nature and life on Earth. It’s an anthem to amplify the voices of young people who are anxious about the climate crisis and are demanding that those in charge do what is right to safeguard their future before it’s too late.” – Julian Marley stated

‘Don’t Ruin My World’ is a rallying cry for a livable world for future generations and was commissioned by Everland, a company that represents forest conservation projects across the globe that are community-based and wildlife-centered, where local landowners and communities are directly involved in protecting their forests for their own benefit.

“Don’t ruin my world.”

REDD+ projects reduce emissions by preventing the loss of threatened forests
Photo courtesy of Everland

“To maintain life on Earth, we must protect the last remaining expanses of the tropical forest while also restoring previously degraded landscapes.” – stated Leticia Labre, Director of The Forest Plan

This forest protection initiative is done under an UN-envisioned mechanism called REDD+, an acronym for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. 437 million hectares of tropical forest have already been lost in the past two decades, equivalent to 2.5x the size of the United States. Deforestation continues to happen at a rate of 25 million ha/year.

Protection of threatened forests today offers the most immediate climate mitigation at the lowest cost per tonne of carbon sequestered while effectively safeguarding biodiversity, Indigenous livelihoods, and irrecoverable carbon. Restoring degraded landscapes increases resilience to climate change and offers the opportunity to re-establish healthy forest ecosystems benefitting future generations.

“Don’t trouble my world.”

REDD+ projects reduce emissions by preventing the loss of threatened forests
Photo courtesy of Everland

“There is no either/or between protecting forests and restoring them. Sadly, we are now in a situation where we have to do both, urgently, if we still want a shot at avoiding catastrophic climate change and mass biodiversity loss. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims at changing our relationship with nature – from control and exploitation to respect and harmony. REDD+ processes can help do so as they aim to halt and reverse deforestation and forest degradation.” – stated Mirey Atallah, Head of Nature for Climate Branch, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

The Forest Plan is Everland’s response to the urgent call, presented at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), to end deforestation by 2030. As part of The Forest Plan, Everland has committed to facilitate the development of 75 REDD+ projects to protect at least 23 million hectares of some of the world’s most threatened forests.

“Don’t ruin my world (Soil of life)” single

Julian Marley - “Don't ruin my world (Soil of life)” cover art

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