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BEYOND OFFSETS: PEOPLE AND PLANET CENTRED RESPONSES TO THE CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY CRISIS

A report by Fern, Forest Peoples Programme and Rainforest Foundation UK that sets out alternatives to flawed voluntary carbon and biodiversity markets.

 

Map Story: a journey up the Congo river

A map story following RFUK Executive Director, Joe Eisen, and Forest Campaigner, Vittoria Moretti, up the Congo River and what this reveals about climate impacts and social justice for riverine communities.

ANNUAL REVIEW 2023

We are thrilled to share RFUK’s 2023 Annual Review of our main achievements and impact for the world’s tropical forests and the people that call them home.

Guidelines for establishing collective forest enterprises: The case of Équateur Province in DRC

New guidelines by Partnerships for Forests, with support and contributions from Rainforest Foundation UK, on establishing collective forest enterprises in DRC. ‘Guidelines for Establishing Collective Forest Enterprises: The Case of Équateur Province in DRC’ is a comprehensive guide outlining key strategies for promoting sustainable, community-led development and conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions.

 

Veedurías Forestales para la Defensa de los Territorios Indígenas y la Conservación de la Naturaleza en la Amazonía Peruana: la Experiencia de la FENAMAD con el Sistema de Alerta Temprana ForestLink

Full Spanish language publication of Veedurías Forestales para la Defensa de los Territorios Indígenas y la Conservación de la Naturaleza en la Amazonía Peruana: la Experiencia de la FENAMAD con el Sistema de Alerta Temprana ForestLink.

Executive Summary: Forest Observatories for the Defence of Indigenous Territories and the Conservation of Nature in the Peruvian Amazon: the Experience of the Native Federation of Madre de Dios and the ForestLink Project

English and Spanish language Executive Summary: Forest Observatories for the Defence of Indigenous Territories and the Conservation of Nature in the Peruvian Amazon: the Experience of the Native Federation of Madre de Dios and the ForestLink Project.

Three Basins Summit Statement

Threats to tropical forests are growing: that is why Indigenous and community rights must be at the centre of the Three Basins initiative.

Map story: Credits Where They Are Not Due

New research by RFUK on the leading REDD+ and forest offsetting schemes finds major flaws in their promise to fight climate change.

CREDITS WHERE THEY ARE NOT DUE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MAJOR REDD+ SCHEMES

A first-of-its-kind comparative analysis that finds that world-leading forest offsetting and REDD+ schemes – used by some of the world’s biggest polluters – are failing forests by allowing millions of credits to be generated that simply do not represent real emissions reductions.

Carbon Offsetting and REDD+ Deconstructed

Paying poorer countries to protect their forests seems like a good idea for both the climate and sustainable development. However, the reality of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) is often far more complex and difficult to navigate. This briefing unpacks some of the key issues with market-based REDD+, the alternatives that can unlock funding for forests at scale and how RFUK works on this issue.