What's at Stake
Source of air, water, food, shelter, medicine: Forests are critical to the survival of every living thing on Earth. They also provide livelihoods for 1.6 billion people. Yet, alarmingly, deforestation rates are accelerating—triggering a global chain reaction of increased greenhouse gas emissions, rising temperatures, and devastating forest fires.
Our Work: Forests
Together with forest and farming communities, Indigenous leaders, companies, governments, and global citizens, the Rainforest Alliance works in 70 countries to promote more sustainable land management practices and cultivate thriving rural economies—the most widely proven strategy to keep our tropical forests standing.
All resources for Forests
World leaders must start seeing the wood from the trees – protecting tropical forests will halt climate change AND future pandemics
Scientists increasingly believe that there is one vital action that would help with pandemic prevention and the climate emergency: protecting tropical forests and wildlife.
The Rainforest Alliance is phasing out of palm certification in the 2020 Program[Read more...]
The Rainforest Alliance welcomes the John Lewis Partnership and its pledge to help protect standing forests, biodiversity and indigenous communities living in landscapes where palm oil is sourced.
Conserving forests is at the heart of the Rainforest Alliance's mission.
This paper outlines our principles and strategies for stopping forest degradation and supporting forest communities in
Integrated Community Forest Management Position Paper
Climate change and inequality are inextricably bound, and we need to recognize that who owns, controls, and benefits from natural resources determines the future of the land—and the communities who call it home.
To achieve emissions reduction goals in a credible manner, companies with significant land footprints must take early action to eliminate deforestation and conversion.