Forests and Biodiversity

Half of the world’s forests have disappeared. Privatisation, trade liberalisation and increased exports of crops, such as soy and palm oil, have led to a massive increase in large-scale plantations, triggering further deforestation. Yet forests provide livelihoods for many local communities and indigenous peoples. They help to regulate our climate, and are home to some of the most species-diverse habitats on earth.

We work with local communities and indigenous peoples to conserve forests, and strengthen communities’ rights and community management of forests.

We campaign against industrial large scale plantations, monoculture, destructive logging and the commodification and financialization of forests and biodiversity.

For more information contact:
Regional Program Coordinators

Latest Updates about Forests and Biodiversity
Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework underway

Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework underway

Between 21 and 26 June 2022, the United Nations (UN) Open Ended Working Group 4 (OEWG4) is meeting in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the draft of a new framework for biodiversity under the the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). More than 1300 registered participants...