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Forest Trends joins OECD Water Governance Initiative

September 23, 2022 / Washington DC: Forest Trends has joined the OECD’s Water Governance Initiative (WGI), a multi-stakeholder network of 100+ water leaders from national and subnational governments, civil society, and academia that advances the quality of water policy and governance across the globe.   The OECD WGI is a key platform for sharing best practice […]

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New Partnership between USDA Forest Service and Forest Trends to Accelerate Cross-Sector Coordination on Forest Health

September 22 2022, Washington DC: Forest Trends and the USDA Forest Service have announced a new partnership to support the coordination of government, industry, utilities, and other entities to restore the nation’s forests. Our new partnership aims to innovate models for cross-sector collaboration on large-scale forest restoration, and to create enabling conditions for such collaboration. […]

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Peoples Forests Partnership establishes Interim Executive Committee to drive $20 billion in rights-based climate finance directly to Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Washington DC 22 June 2022 – Founding members of the Peoples Forests Partnership signed a Constitution Act in Washington DC on 14 June 2022, formally establishing the Partnership’s Interim Executive Committee and decision-making structure and guidelines. Announced on 7 November at the United Nations climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow, the Partnership is driving rights-based climate […]

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Peoples Forests Partnership establece un Comité Ejecutivo Interino para impulsar el financiamiento climático basado en derechos y garantizar financiamiento directo a los Pueblos Indígenas y Comunidades Locales

Washington DC 22 junio 2022 – Los miembros fundadores de Peoples Forests Partnership firmaron el Acta Constitutiva en Washington DC el 14 de junio de 2022, establecieron formalmente el Comité Ejecutivo Interino de la Asociación y su estructura para la toma de decisiones. Anunciada el 7 de noviembre en la Cumbre Climática de las Naciones […]

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Despite sanctions on Myanmar, the US, UK, and EU imported more than $36 million in timber since the coup, exposing traders to risk of prosecution

Washington DC 7 March 2022 – Just over one year since the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, led a coup against the legitimately re-elected government, a new study finds that more than $190 million in imports of timber were reported from Myanmar in 2021, including to countries with sanctions, potentially exposing entities importing from […]

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Amendments to U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule Will Help Capture Better Data On Wood Products Entering the U.S.

January 19, 2022, Washington DC: Forest Trends welcomes the recent amendments to the 2022 preliminary edition of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). These changes are a welcome step in allowing more systematic and impactful data collection and monitoring of timber shipments entering the U.S. to help ensure legality of imports. The […]

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Peru seeks international expertise to design & build natural infrastructure solutions to climate risks

Expressions of interest for current procurement packages due this Friday, December 10th In 2017, the Peruvian coast was severely hit by a series of floods and landslides caused by the El Niño Costero phenomenon; the disasters wrought billions of dollars of damage and hundreds of casualties. In response, Peru created its Reconstruccion con Cambios authority […]

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Nature for Climate Action: Nature-based Solutions in the Nationally Determined Contributions

GLOBAL MEDIA RELEASE: Monday November 29, 2021, 07:00 AM EST, Washington DC, United States Nature for Climate Action: Nature-based Solutions in the Nationally Determined Contributions New policy research on nature-based solutions to deep resilience for climate action is published today by Forest Trends and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA). Authors: Jan Cassin – […]

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New Global Partnership Opens Door for Indigenous People, Traditional Owners and Local Communities to Directly Benefit from Private Climate Finance

An industry first coalition aims to fix a fundamental market flaw: Indigenous Peoples manage one-fifth of tropical and subtropical forest carbon, and conserve 80 percent of all biodiversity yet receive less than one percent of international climate assistance    Peoples Forests Partnership members seek to mobilize $20 billion per year by 2030 in direct private investment […]

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Voluntary Carbon Markets Rocket in 2021, On Track to Break $1B for First Time

Washington DC 15 September 2021—In the first eight months of 2021, voluntary carbon markets have already posted a near-60% increase in value from last year, driven by corporate net-zero ambition and growing interest in carbon markets to achieve Paris climate goals, a new report finds. “We’re seeing record market volume and value in 2021,” said […]

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