The Queens Commonwealth Canopy is a project that we at The Grange Nursery are extremely excited about.

If you sadly missed watching ‘The Queen’s Green Planet’ on TV back in April, where we got to witness the Queen taking a stroll and chatting to Sir David Attenborough about all things green, you really really Really missed out on something truly special. They walked around the garden at Buckingham Palace, discussing trees, nature, conservation, and the development of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.

What is the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy I hear you ask? Well, let us tell you a little bit about the project that the Queen speaks so highly about:

“I have been especially touched by one such project, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, which has been proposed by Commonwealth countries wanting to harness their collective expertise and resources to protect the world’s forests.”

Her Majesty The Queen 

“Every Commonwealth country has the opportunity to participate in the QCC by nominating and dedicating existing or future conservation projects that meet the broad objectives of the initiative.

Those countries with limited forest cover will also have the opportunity to participate through the planting of native trees, the conservation of other indigenous vegetation, or by supporting QCC partnerships with fellow Commonwealth members.

Cost-free commitment

A major advantage of the QCC is its utilisation of existing forestry resources and projects throughout the Commonwealth. Participation is free and comes without regulatory obligations for accredited projects. In fact, we believe helping to save the earth, shouldn’t cost the earth.” https://queenscommonwealthcanopy.org/

COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING, MALTA 2015

These are the QCC’s main objectives as listed on their website https://queenscommonwealthcanopy.org/

1. The QCC is committed to raising awareness within the Commonwealth of the value of indigenous forests and to saving them for future generations.

2. It will create a unique network of forest conservation projects that brings collective credibility and integrity to individual Commonwealth initiatives.

3. It will raise the profile of the Commonwealth, demonstrating the capacity of its 53 member countries to act together as one to ensure forest conservation.

4. It will use the Commonwealth network to facilitate knowledge exchange, share best practice and create new, collaborative initiatives for forest conservation.

5. It will create a physical and lasting legacy of The Queen’s leadership of the Commonwealth.

Please watch the above video to discover more.

Remember, to help make the planet that little bit more green, you can buy beautiful trees and plants by contacting us at info@thegrangenursery.co.uk for an obligation free quote.

If you wish to be part of something truly special here is the accreditation criteria to participatein the QCC:

Projects considered for inclusion in the QCC should have the endorsement of the relevant government and forestry or conservation authority, contain clear objectives that include sustainable forest conservation and encourage, where possible, the participation of local people in the management of the project.

As a flagship programme in The Queen’s name, it is important that the proposed projects are free of political controversy and unlikely to attract adverse publicity.

Accreditation process

The Royal Commonwealth Society, in consultation with Cool Earth and the Commonwealth Forestry Association, coordinates an accreditation process to ensure that proposed projects meet the criteria for QCC inclusion.

More information can be found on their website, queenscommonwealthcanopy.org

To help make the planet that little bit more green, you can buy beautiful trees and plants by contacting us at info@thegrangenursery.co.uk for an obligation free quote.

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