Our Strategy

Anticipated Outcomes

Champions for forests and communities

Governments, civil society organizations, academics, journalists, and celebrities use their positions to champion the importance of forests and land use in mitigating climate change—and the potential of indigenous and traditional rural communities’ forest rights and management to play a key role in any climate solution.

Secure rights

Governments and private companies take steps that give rural communities (especially indigenous peoples, racial and ethnic minorities, and women) more secure rights, allow them to maintain and exercise the rights that they already possess, and enable them to benefit from large-scale investments that affect them.

Robust funding

Additional climate financing allows communities to secure rights over forests and manage them more productively and sustainably. Previously allocated funds are used more effectively, and strict social and environmental safeguards are enacted.

Commitments to respect community rights

Palm oil, pulp, paper, mining, and energy companies—and the banks that finance them—implement commitments to respect community rights, share benefits with local communities, and mitigate social and environmental impacts.

Strong influence

Grassroots organizations and NGOs working on land tenure, extractives, and climate are able to influence governments, private sector companies, and financial institutions more effectively.

Action against injustice

Government justice and enforcement officials take action against corruption and human rights violations related to forestry, agribusiness, mining, and energy companies.