The Society has played a leading role in the development and delivery of The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), the first environmental initiative in Her Majesty The Queen’s name, which was launched at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta. To date, 49 Commonwealth countries have dedicated in excess of 11.5 million hectares to this visionary initiative.
This ground-breaking programme will lead the Society’s efforts to create a greener, cleaner environment for the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens. In the next five years, the Society will achieve pan-Commonwealth status for the QCC. We will also lead on another Commonwealth priority which is to protect our oceans by combatting plastic pollution.
To achieve this, we will:
The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) presents a rare opportunity to unite the whole Commonwealth family and save one of the world's most important natural habitats - our forests. The QCC aims to create a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation initiatives across all 53 Commonwealth countries.
The world's ocean is essential to life on our planet. Billions of people depend on it for their livelihoods. Yet human activity is increasingly putting the health of this critical natural resource in peril. Over the next 5 years we will pick up 1 million pieces of rubbish from Commonwealth oceans and waterways, protecting this unique environment for future generations.