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Mission 2020: holding corporations to account for deforestation, and supporting communities on the ground

Mission 2020: holding corporations to account for deforestation, and supporting communities on the ground

Posted on 7 Oct 2019

2020 is a 'Super Year', a year for bold action on forests, amongst other environmental and social issues. Can funders support NGOs as they hold corporations to account and support forest defenders on the ground?

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What future for the world’s tropical forests and forest peoples?

What future for the world’s tropical forests and forest peoples?

Posted on 7 Oct 2019

If the people whose ancestral lands comprise the tropical forests of our planet emerge stronger from 2020 onwards, so will the world’s tropical forests. The vast majority of global biodiversity is found on indigenous territories, and these lands hold nearly 55 trillion metric tons of carbon. With key moments approaching in 2020, here are a few areas where concerted effort is needed to challenge power and change the system.

 

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The 2020 ‘Super Year’ – what does it mean for forests?

The 2020 ‘Super Year’ – what does it mean for forests?

Posted on 7 Oct 2019

In an exclusive three-part blog series commissioned by the EFN Forest Funders group, we invite leading campaigners and advocates to look ahead to the 2020 ‘Super Year’ of global policy moments and ask: will forests emerge stronger or weaker out of it?

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Mind the Gap: A rough guide to the allocation of forest grants

Mind the Gap: A rough guide to the allocation of forest grants

Posted on 10 Jan 2017

EFN’s Forest Funders Group has developed a methodology for mapping forest-related grants. The aim is to profile the flow of forest grants around specific issues, geographies and theories of change, and in doing so help funders to gain a better sense of forest philanthropy in the round, and reflect on the place of their portfolios within it. This trial analysis of a subset of grants offers some tantalising points for reflection.

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Outside the comfort zone – reflections on funding environmental movements overseas

Outside the comfort zone – reflections on funding environmental movements overseas

Posted on 7 Dec 2015

As a funder working to save tropical forests, we’ve always had a focus on cleaning up our own back yard – namely driving deforestation out of the supply chains that suck huge amounts of paper, palm oil and timber out of rainforests (or rather, land that used to be rainforest) and dump the product into stores across Europe. But to quote one NGO director, “a campaign that doesn’t follow through is a campaign that didn’t win”. And with this in mind we embarked on the part that comes next – making policy and market commitments bite in countries that still have forests to chop down.

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