AN  EQUITABLE  PARTNERSHIP

between forest communities and organizations across all sectors of economy, civil society and government

committed to
 driving climate finance directly to Indigenous Peoples, traditional owners, and local communities (IPLC).

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ANNOUNCING

PEOPLES FORESTS PARTNERSHIP

FINANCING FOREST LIVELIHOODS FOR CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY

TO MEET OUR 2030 CLIMATE GOALS

of stopping deforestation by scaling ecosystem preservation and forest-based economic development led by and designed for forest communities.

Indigenous Peoples, traditional owners and local communities are crucial partners to achieve global climate goals. Their stewardship, leadership and active participation has successfully protected forests for generations. To scale forest protection, we need to recognize and invest in these communities. 

TO THE STEWARDS OF THE WORLD'S FORESTS:

WE HEAR YOUR CALL

The loss of forest ecosystems, biodiversity, and forest societies continues globally despite decades of conservation finance. Forest communities hold the solutions to protecting the world's most biodiverse ecosystems yet only 1% of global climate finance is reaching Indigenous Peoples, traditional owners, and local communities.

To our forest community friends, partners, and others who have inspired this partnership, we hear you. The Peoples Forests Partnership was formed to support forest communities’ call for their right to participate equitably in climate and conservation finance.  

 

HOW TO ENGAGE

SHOW YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND PARTICIPATE IN OUR PUBLIC CONSULTATION 

We welcome Indigenous Peoples, traditional owners, and local communities,  as well as corporates, NGOs, climate financiers, forest governments, donors, members of the public, and all willing stakeholders to join us in driving direct financing to forest communities for climate and biodiversity.

 

Membership to the Peoples Forests Partnership will be based on committed actions by willing stakeholders that further this partnership's goals. 

 

An initial draft of the membership criteria and operating principles for stakeholders have been developed by Peoples Forests Partnership in consultation with select Indigenous Peoples leadership and stakeholders from each category. 

In keeping with our principles of transparency and inclusion, we will have a public consultation period for interested stakeholders in all categories to offer their input and expertise to refine our documents of engagement. 

At this time, there are two ways you can engage with Peoples Forests Partnership.
(1) express your interest in becoming a member

(2) request to participate in the public consultation period

Indigenous Peoples, traditional owners and forest communities are specifically invited to the open call for membership and to participate in the consultation process. 

(1) OPEN CALL FOR MEMBERS

If you would like to join Peoples Forests Partnership, please share your expression of interest

(2) PARTICIPATE IN CONSULTATION 

If you would like to participate in the public consultation, please share your information.

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PARTNERSHIP FACILITATING MEMBERS

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TOGETHER, THESE FACILITATING MEMBERS CURRENTLY HAVE ONGOING PARTNERSHIPS AND PROJECTS THAT INCLUDE

  • Over 250,000 indigenous and other forest community members are receiving direct market finance in recognition for protecting their forests.

  • ​Over 2 million hectares of tropical forests with active climate finance projects already reducing deforestation while delivering funds directly to forest communities​.

  • Active projects in over a dozen forest nations

  • Active protection efforts in areas home to hundreds of species including dozens of endangered species.​

  • Financing already in place for a portfolio of community-based forest conservation projects that will deploy $2 billion in private investment and stop 200 million tonnes of deforestation emissions in the next ten years. 

These figures reflect the aggregated impact of the facilitating members' current conservation projects. These projects will be reviewed for official membership once the criteria is finalized through the consultation process.

PRESS

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