PEOPLES FORESTS PARTNERSHIP
FINANCING FOREST LIVELIHOODS FOR CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY
GLobal south voices in support of RIGHTS-BASED redd+
"If REDD+ ceased to exist, I'm sure the Global North would
try to come up with some other system. We've spent so
many years trying to learn everything about REDD+, to
make our voices heard, and to make this idea actually
work on the ground for Indigenous Peoples and Local
Communities in a way with high integrity.
We don't have time to start over again. The impacts
of climate change are devastating for us now; we are
experiencing floods, droughts, and people having no food
security. We have developed REDD+ as a critical tool."
-Deborah Sanchez, AMPB Coordinator and Member of PFP
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.
In keeping with our principles of transparency and inclusion, we conducted a public consultation period for interested stakeholders in all categories to offer their input and expertise to refine our documents of engagement.
This consultation period ended formally on June 22, 2022 and resulted in the formation of an Interim Executive Committee with 50 percent representation by Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ organizations and 50 percent women.
Read the announcement
The Executive Committee authored and signed the Partnership's Constitution Act, as well as the set of Principles to guide direct investment in carbon offsets and conservation.
HOW TO ENGAGE
APPLY TO BE A MEMBER
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.
Indigenous Peoples, traditional owners and forest communities are specifically invited to the open call for membership.
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INTERIM EXECUTIVE TEAM
Melissa Panhol Bayma
Pasang Sherpa Dolma
At COP27, the Peoples Forests Partnership welcomed 4 new organizations. In March of 2023, we welcomed 5 more organizations:
TOGETHER, THE FOUNDING 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.