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  • Submitted by: Coalition for Rainforest Nations
  • Topic: Forests
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  • Date of completion: 2022-12-31
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Coalition for Rainforest Nations

Partner(s)

Governments:
Government of Bolivia - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Central African Republic - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Chile - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Congo - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Costa Rica - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Dominican Republic - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Fiji - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Gabon - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Guatemala - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Nicaragua - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Panama - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Papua New Guinea - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Solomon Islands - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Vanuatu - Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Description/achievement of initiative

The objective is ambitious forested tropical countries collaborating to reconcile forest stewardship with economic development: facilitating new and improved revenue streams in order to underpin community-driven environmentally sustainable economic growth.

The Rainforest Coalition will facilitate substantive change within existing international frameworks, national regulations, and corporate policies. Specific to Coalition Initiatives, the Rainforest Coalition will:

Standards: Establish methodologies, standards and compliance & reporting procedures related to rainforest management, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and climate change

Regulation: Institute domestic regulatory frameworks which uphold the policies and standards developed by the membership while seeking appropriate reform within international regulatory frameworks

Market Access: Facilitate market correction leading to more equitable market access within international markets for carbon emissions trading and certified forest products

Negotiation: Develop a cohesive negotiation platform related to the standards, regulation and market access which underpin the interaction between Developing Nations and Industrialized Economies.

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