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Civil society has a crucial role to play in helping shape and grow the LEAF Coalition.

Civil Society and Tropical Forests

Civil society already makes a key contribution to efforts to preserve the world’s tropical forests. 
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Supporting the people and communities that steward and depend on tropical forests.

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Through global advocacy and thought leadership.

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By supporting the successful implementation of jurisdictional REDD+ programs by forest governments.

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Civil Society and LEAF

The assistance and engagement of civil society has been vital to the development of the LEAF Coalition, helping build a leading public private partnership to protect forests. Today, civil society organizations can continue to support LEAF in a in a wide range of ways. 
Some civil society organizations can also play a direct role in supporting delivery of programs funded by the LEAF Coalition.

By acting as an implementing entity and/or beneficiaries of the funding from LEAF transactions, work on the ground to tackle deforestation or support sustainable economic development.

By serving as a financial intermediary or implementing entity (to identify, execute and/or monitor the implementation of activities in LEAF jurisdictions.  

The LEAF Coalition is supported by a wide range of civil society partners:

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What are LEAF Civil society partners saying? 

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Mark Moroge, Vice President of Natural Climate Solutions at Environmental Defense Fund.

‘The LEAF Coalition’s approach represents a critical tool in the global community’s collective toolkit to stop tropical deforestation at the speed and scale the world needs. We’re encouraged to see LEAF’s continued growth and advances towards conserving tropical forests at scale.'

Frances Seymour, Senior Fellow,
World Resources Institute

The LEAF Coalition provides an opportunity for companies to participate in a way that manages demand–side risk, including the risk of being accused of greenwash by imposing stringent entry criteria, ensuring that credits are a compliment to, rather than a substitute for, a company's own decarbonization efforts.

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Craig Hanson, Managing Director of Programs at the World Resources Institute.

‘Scaling finance for forest conservation and restoration is vital if the world is to keep global warming below 1.5°C. Market initiatives like LEAF that conserve forests in a manner that ensure demand-side and supply-side integrity will play a critical role.’

Get in Touch

To find out more about how your civil society organisation can support the LEAF Coalition, please fill in the form to contact:


Phil Brady 

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications 


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News and Updates


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