Source material and useful links

for Tread Softly background briefings on Tropical Forests

News and Analysis
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Advocacy and Campaign Groups

Global Witness
Greenpeace International
Rainforest Action Network
Forest Peoples Programme
Rights and Resources Initiative
Mangroves for the Future

Community Forestry

Forest Peoples: numbers across the world from Forest Peoples Programme
Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC)

REDD Finance

Climate Finance Thematic Briefing: REDD + Finance from Overseas Development Institute
The State of REDD+ Finance from Center for Global Development
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
UN-REDD Programme

Consumer Certification and Laws

Forest Stewardship Council
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
FSC: increasingly relevant for tropical forests
The Indonesia-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement

UN Entities and Goals

Food and Agriculture Organization
UN Forum on Forests
Convention on Biological Diversity
The Aichi Biodiversity Targets
The New York Declaration on Forests

Overview Research

State of the World’s Forests 2016 from UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Tropical Forest Regions extract from The Root of the Problem – Drivers of Deforestation from Union of Concerned Scientists
Palm Oil’s New Frontier: How industrial expansion threatens Africa’s rainforests from Greenpeace
10 reasons to be optimistic for forests from Mongabay
Closing the Gap – Rights and Resources Initiative Annual Review 2015–2016

Tread Softly Forests briefings
Importance of Tropical Forests
Deforestation and Forest Degradation
Tropical Forests and Climate Change
Causes of Deforestation
Sustainable Development Goal for Deforestation
Consumer Solutions to Deforestation
Rights-based Solutions to Deforestation
Market-based Solutions to Deforestation

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