June 24, 2022
“Mitsubishi Corporation Supports Natural Climate Solutions in South Africa and Canada”
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is now supporting Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) as part of its philanthropic activities.
There are various methods for NCS, and MC will focus on methods of preventing degradation in rangelands and intact forests, with the goal of preserving the amount of CO₂ absorbed by plants, and to prevent CO₂ stored in soil and vegetation from being released into the atmosphere. The activities will be carried out in South Africa and Canada. In addition, we also aim to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and to support local communities.
Conservation of South Africa’s Rangeland Restoration Project which also aim to improve the quality of life of local communities
Population is rapidly growing in near Durban South Africa. Due to the increase in grazing caused by an increase in population, the number of rangeland which consist by grass and shrubs has begun to decrease and there are concerns of the amount of CO₂ absorbed may decrease and that the CO₂ stored in soil will be released.
In this project, MC will work together with Conservation International, an environmental NGO, to conserve rangeland in cooperation with local communities. At the same time, it aims to improve the living standards of local residents by improving the quality of livestock farming and conserving water resources.
Conservation of Canada's Intact Forests Also Contributes to Biodiversity Conservation
MC is committed to supporting the conservation of the vast intact forests that stretch across northern British Columbia and the Yukon Territory in western Canada. This project aims to protect forests of high ecological integrity, retaining vast amounts of CO₂ and preventing carbon release. At the same time, conservation experts from our partner Wildlife Conservation Society(WCS) will also work together with Indigenous partners to conserve rich biodiversity, including salmon, bears, and caribou in the forest ecosystem.