Decorative photos

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.

Climate Forests Investments

Mapping Financial Flows for REDD+ and Land Use in Brazil

National and Subnational Analysis for the Period 2009 through 2016

This new report by Forest Trends and IDESAM (Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia) shows that over US$2.2 billion in REDD+ funds have been used by Brazil to implement deforestation policies and recommends that more finance should go directly to the stakeholders who are implementing the deforestation policies, in particular subnational governments, indigenous […]

By Ana Carolina Bastida da Silva, Mariano Colini Cenamo, Gustavo Silva Chávez
Biodiversity Investments

State of Biodiversity Mitigation 2017

Markets and Compensation for Global Infrastructure Development

Between 2015 and 2030, global spending on transportation networks, energy, utilities, and other essential infrastructure is expected to double. This infrastructure development is necessary to keep pace with growing populations, our current infrastructure’s depreciation, and the moral imperative to provide a basic modern standard of living for all people on this planet. However, this infrastructure […]

By Genevieve Bennett, Melissa Gallant, Kerry ten Kate, Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace
Forests Investments

Fertile Ground

State of Forest Carbon Finance 2017

Policymakers around the world recognize the potential for natural land area to combat climate change: a total of 97 countries mentioned specific plans to reduce emissions from deforestation or increase forest cover in their Paris Agreement commitments. As the international community and domestic lawmakers figure out how to meet their emissions reductions targets in a […]

By Kelley Hamrick, Melissa Gallant

Zooming In: Companies, Commodities, & Traceability Commitments that Count, 2018

“Zooming In” presents new analysis by Forest Trends’ Supply Change Initiative and Ceres about how companies that are committed to addressing commodity-driven deforestation are tracing supplies to their origin—be it factory, farm, field, or forest—so they can determine the impact their supply chains have on forests. Companies with exposure to deforestation in their supply chains […]

By Stephen Donofrio - Senior Advisor, Supply Change, Philip Rothrock - Associate, Supply Change, Jonathan Leonard - Associate, Supply Change

We are inspired by this!

3 likes, 0 comments6 days ago


We are hiring! Forest Trends (FT) is currently..

15 likes, 0 comments1 week ago

Local Communities – Global Impact

Did you know that each year we lose an area of..

4 likes, 1 comments1 month ago


We are hiring! Forest Trends seeks a communications..

16 likes, 1 comments2 months ago

Canopy Bridge

7 likes, 0 comments2 months ago

We are so impressed with the bright and cheerful..

3 likes, 1 comments2 months ago

Nature’s Make or Break Potential for Climate Change

Through improved farming practices and forest..

3 likes, 0 comments2 months ago

Embajada de Estados Unidos en Perú

We are so honored by this visit and so excited..

5 likes, 0 comments2 months ago

The US Ambassador to #Peru (Embajada de Estados..

11 likes, 0 comments3 months ago


16 likes, 0 comments3 months ago


Support Us

Our natural resources are at great peril because of an economic system that does not value standing forests and their services. Forest Trends has developed strategic approaches to address this problem – but we can only succeed with your support.