Spanish Indigenous, environment and human rights organisations call out the Three Basins Summit over growing threats to rainforests October 26, 2023 On the eve of the Three Basins Summit in Brazzaville, 60 Indigenous, environmental and human rights organisations have come together in a joint statement criticising the initiative for ignoring growing extractive industry threats to … Read more

A RENEWED FOCUS ON DIRECT FINANCING AT INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCES November 24, 2022 Global leaders and climate activists convened in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from November 6-18 for the United Nations’ Conference of Parties (COP27), the world’s preeminent climate summit. Amongst those in attendance were representatives from the Rainforest Foundation family (RFF): Rainforest Foundation Norway … Read more

A new comprehensive mapping and analysis by RFUK and Earth Insight shows that oil and gas expansion in the Congo Basin is a rapidly accelerating existential threat to the global climate, and to the world’s second largest rainforest – including the tens of millions of people who live there. There is still time for African … Read more

Building on ‘Realising the Pledge,’ a briefing by the Rainforest Foundations of the United Kingdom, the United States and Norway on how the US$1.7 billion Forest Tenure commitment at COP26 can reach critical frontline forest defenders, this Brief looks at major opportunities to unlock system-level change in key tropical forest regions such as the Congo … Read more

Leading scientists back Congolese civil society call to increase forest community land rights to combat climate change September 29, 2022 Ahead of crucial upcoming climate talks in Egypt this November, a gathering of international scientists has backed a Congolese civil society call to scale up recognition of indigenous peoples and other local communities’ rights as … Read more

A briefing from the Rainforest Foundations of the United Kingdom, the United States and Norway for climate funders and policy makers on what it will take to realise the US$1.7 billion pledge on indigenous peoples and other local communities and to mainstream support to these groups in climate and biodiversity funding more broadly.

Increased funding for forest communities can transform global climate and biodiversity efforts — but reimagining how is critical June 20, 2022 Ongoing challenges have prevented funding from going directly to indigenous peoples and local communities in tropical forests who are key to combating the climate crisis. In a new briefing, the Rainforest Foundations of the UK, … Read more

Climate catastrophe looms as DRC oil plan poses new threat to Cuvette Centrale peatlands April 29, 2022 The DRC government has adopted a plan to open up one of the world’s largest carbon sinks to oil drilling only months after it signed a $500 million forest protection agreement with the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) … Read more

DRC national logging moratorium must be extended indefinitely following damning audit of the industry logging April 7, 2022 Rainforest Foundation UK and Greenpeace Africa have today called on the DRC government and its international partners to extend the national logging moratorium indefinitely, following a damning official report that lays bare the lawlessness and impunity in … Read more

Tune-in 10 April to hear Stephen Fry share our appeal April 4, 2022 ON SUNDAY 10TH APRIL, STEPHEN FRY TEAMS UP WITH RAINFOREST FOUNDATION UK TO VOICE OUR BBC RADIO 4 CHARITY APPEAL Tune in at 07:54 or 21:25 on the 10th April to hear Stephen tell the story of the Ilinga community in the Democratic Republic … Read more