Disney has invested $15.5 million since 2009 in reforestation and conservation projects to combat climate change, improve the livelihood of local communities and protect threatened wildlife. We joined with The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and The Conservation Fund to manage forestry projects in Africa’s Congo basin, the Peruvian Amazon, Inner Mongolia, the lower Mississippi Valley, and the northern California coast. This investment is part of our long-term environmental commitment to achieve zero net direct greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2009, The Walt Disney Company signed the Avoided Deforestation Partners Unity Agreement, which urged policy makers to include protecting tropical forests as part of the solution to the climate crisis. We are a co-signatory to this agreement along with a number of environmental organizations and other corporate leaders.
The Walt Disney Studios' label, Disneynature, is dedicated to telling compelling stories of the natural world as well as letting people know how they can make a difference for the environment. Moviegoers who saw Disneynature's second film, Oceans, during its theatrical opening week in 2010 helped conserve more than 35,000 acres of coral reef in the Bahamas. For more on Disneynature, visit the feature story.