Leading a more ambitious policy for tropical forests, broken down into tangible projects to curb the momentum of deforestation and forest damage, and potentially reverse the trend.

The problems of deforestation and damaged tropical forest ecosystems is particularly acute, posing a considerable challenge in terms of combating climate change and the erosion of global biodiversity.

The Alliance embodies the shared aim of governments and civil society members to reinforce the synergies and systems in place to combat deforestation. The Alliance has six objectives:

  • preserving biodiversity and the climate;
  • preventing and combating fires and illegal activity, which are often related;
  • developing sustainable value chains with the aim of achieving reasonable production and consumption patterns;
  • involving stakeholders widely in sustained land and forest preservation, with input from indigenous peoples and local communities, local and regional authorities, farmers, companies, NGOS and researchers;
  • facilitating regional and international cooperation;
  • adopting transparent and responsible practices in the management of large tropical rainforests.



In order to meet its objectives, the Alliance has set up a political platform for donor countries and the major forest-rich countries, to share best practices and arrive at a concerted view of issues specific to these countries. It keeps a record of all the public and private initiatives relating to forests, to ensure that they are in line with the six objectives set out above. The Alliance’s particular focus is on crisis prevention in forests (such as fire and epidemics). It helps forest-rich countries, especially the most vulnerable, to respond to crises more quickly thanks to international solidarity that is better organized and therefore more effective.

Concrete examples : promoting sustainable forest management by local communities

The NGO Conservation International helps indigenous populations better manage and protect the forest in several Amazonian countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Brazil) by structuring their organizations, training their leaders and women from local communities to participate in local and regional decision-making processes on forest resource management. This "Our Future Forests" project is co-financed by the Alliance.

For example, the Indigenous Women's Scholarship Program helps women from some twenty Amazonian communities to become actively involved in local decision-making on environmental protection.

Find out more about this initiative and other concrete examples of this Conservation International project at https://www.conservation.org/projects/our-future-forests-amazonia-verde.

Find out more about other partners implementing the TERRAMAZ, CAFI and the Amazon Emergency Fund.

We are committed to create an Alliance, at the highest political level, focused on raising ambition as regards the protection, restoration and sustainable management of rainforests, and collectively pledge to increase both ambition and speed of implementation
Extract from the Alliance’s charter


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The Alliance includes 32 members to date (France, Gabon, Mexico, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Luxembourg, Spain, Philippines, Netherlands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Congo, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Saint Lucia, Greece, Slovenia, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Panama, Romania,Honduras, Italia, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Cyprus) and civil society members (including private sector representatives, NGOs, research institutions, and local community representatives)

Following a first meeting of Heads of State and Government during the 74th UN General Assembly in September 2019, the Alliance organized its work around a foundation charter drawn up in 2020. At the meeting, an additional $500 million was allocated to the fight against deforestation.