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Together with partners around the world, Forest Trends pioneers innovative finance for conservation - promoting healthy forests, sustainable agriculture, clean water, robust climate action, protected biodiversity, and strong communities.

Our programs and initiatives publish timely research, bring together diverse actors, and apply these approaches to make a difference on the ground, often blazing trails for bold and far-reaching policies in the process.

 
 

Forest Trends works to protect critical ecosystems through a broad range of environmental finance, markets, supply chains, and other incentive mechanisms.

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Climate Investments

State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2019

Financing Emissions Reductions for the Future

Ecosystem Marketplace was initially created to improve transparency and price discovery in the voluntary space, as there is no centralized system for transacting voluntary carbon credits. Between 2006 and 2018, our team has annually distributed surveys to our network of project developers, investors, retailers, and brokers to collect confidential information about their voluntary carbon offset […]

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Communities

A Call to Action at COP25: Climate Finance Must Stop Excluding Indigenous Communities

To stabilize the forest frontier, we need to invest directly in the communities living there. Indigenous and traditional communities control one-third of remaining tropical forests. In the Amazon, the largest tropical forest on the globe, they own 210 million hectares (or some 519 million acres). As a direct result of their stewardship, deforestation rates are […]

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Four Things That Happened This Year That Will Make You Hopeful About Climate

You may have read that that climate talks closed last Sunday without final agreement on a key piece of implementing the Paris Agreement, which goes into full effect in 2021. But international negotiations are not the whole story, and what we saw in our work on the ground this year has been incredibly energizing. Here […]

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Forest Trends Impact Report 2019

WHEN WE FOUNDED FOREST TRENDS TWENTY YEARS AGO, we wanted this organization to be nimble – to be able to move fast when opportunities arose. But even by our standards, the pace has been extraordinary this year. In this year’s Impact Report, we highlight the results of our programs, and important stories from the places where […]

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Forest Trends

#MujeresdelAgua #IgualesporelAgua

✍¿Sabías que en Perú, de 20 roles clave en la gestión del agua a nivel nacional, 19 exhiben una representación de mujeres menor al 35%?

¿Qué tienen en común 𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗺𝘂𝗷𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗱𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗹 𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗮?. Conoce la historia de Carmen Málaga, primera mujer en asumir el cargo de Presidenta de una Junta de Usuarios en Santa Rita, Arequipa. igualesporelagua.pe/carmen-malaga/

USAID Peru Embajada de Canadá en Perú y en Bolivia Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables del Perú SUNASS Autoridad Nacional del Agua del Perú CONDESAN Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental - SPDA Imperial College London
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3 weeks ago

Forest Trends

A new movement — linking food, #conservation & #communities — is taking shape in the Amazon.

Learn about our #Cumari Rainforest-to-Table project, which used Latin America’s new world-class culinary scene to help save the Amazon.

READ: www.forest-trends.org/who-we-are/initiatives/communities-initiative-2/cumari-rainforest-table/

WATCH: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ZZqgNPvKU
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3 weeks ago

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Feeling inspired as we head into the new year?

Read here for a few ways you can personally help heal our world. #carbonfootprint #conservation #restoration

www.forest-trends.org/blog/four-things-that-happened-this-year-that-will-make-you-hopeful-about-c...
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