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Forests, Trees and Climate Change

Our Forests, Trees and Climate Change campaign focuses on the drivers of forest loss and land conversion to monoculture tree plantations that have arisen in the post-Paris Agreement climate mitigation context. This includes bioenergy generation to meet renewable energy targets, climate mitigation approaches centred around afforestation and carbon markets, and climate finance that is increasingly led by the private sector and directed towards commercial tree plantations. These three key areas of work tie together the vital struggles that our member groups are engaged in locally, with national and international-level advocacy that we engage in with our allies as a coalition, particularly concerning the UNFCCC, international climate finance mechanisms, global campaigns against the expansion of industrial bioenergy, and genetically engineered trees.