Direct funding of Indigenous peoples can protect global rainforests and the climate January 25, 2024 by Joe Eisen, Suzanne Pelletier, Tørris Jæger. Last week, Indigenous leaders from around the world joined business leaders and politicians for the World Economic Forum’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. While much of the discussion on climate change and nature loss … Read more

Blue Carbon and the New Scramble for Africa’s Forests November 30, 2023 Blue Carbon LLC, a private company based in Dubai, is finalising deals with at least six African countries to acquire huge swathes of their forests to harvest carbon credits. Although the deals are shrouded in secrecy, it appears that at least 25 million … Read more

The Three Basin Summit falls short of bold actions in fight against tropical deforestation November 1, 2023 At the closing of the Three Basin Summit on Saturday, governments and leaders vowed to strengthen collaboration to preserve the world’s great rainforest basins but fell short of adopting concrete outcomes to protect tropical forests and forest-dependent communities … Read more

African Civil Society Decries Capture of the Africa Climate Summit by Corporate Interests   As African leaders gather for the Africa Climate Summit, hundreds of African organisations have expressed concerns about the corporate capture of the event.  The inaugural summit – held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4 to 6 September – is billed as a crucial … Read more

New alerts map shows vital role of forest communities in tackling illegal logging July 4, 2022 RFUK and its local partners in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Peru have launched a webmap that includes thousands of illegal alerts sent by local community monitors using … Read more

This summary of our projects and campaigns offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK’s work over the past year with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

CIVIC RESPONSE GHANA Founded in 2003 in Accra, Ghana by a group of activists, Civic Response is a leading advocacy organisation working to entrench community resource rights in natural resource and environmental (NRE) governance policy. Leaders in the space of independent forest monitoring, Civic Response have supported communities all over the country to denounce illegal … Read more

An external evaluation of the ‘Embedding community Real Time Monitoring (RTM) to sustain livelihoods and forests in West and Central Africa’ project took place between October 2020 and January 2021. This project, funded by the UK government, seeks to improve forest governance in Cameroon, Ghana, DRC and Republic of Congo by strengthening of forest communities’ … Read more

Civic Response’s Radio Campaign Raises Awareness of ForestLink and Community-led Forest Protection in Ghana June 12, 2020 Guest blog by Jemima Opare-Henaku, Communication, Civic Response RFUK’s Ghanaian partner Civic Response has just completed a two-month radio sensitization campaign across the country on community based Real Time Monitoring (RTM) and raising forest fringe communities’ awareness about … Read more