10 March 2016
UK-based law firm Freshfields recently announced that it will support the International Small Group Tree Planting Program (known as TIST) in Uganda and Kenya for 10 years. The initiative is expected to incentivize small farmers to plant two million trees, which will result in an anticipated 200,000 tonnes of reduced carbon emissions over a decade. Freshfields has been carbon neutral since 2007 but this marks an extension of its commitment, according to Natural Capital Partners, an offset retailer that is working with the firm on its strategy. TIST is run by the Clean Air Action Corporation, which also works in Tanzania and India.