International Forest Policies

Tropical forests have been on the United Nations’ agenda since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Unfortunately, corporate interests have co-opted these processes and initiatives, and they now promote mostly market-based ideas—such as the 'green' economy or green’ capitalism—which are false solutions.

On the eve of two new rounds of UN climate and biodiversity Conferences of the Parties (COPs), this document intends to reflect on participation in international forest policy processes. The briefing is based on WRM’s experience and that of grassroots activists with whom WRM collaborates.

A compilation of articles from the World Rainforest Movement Bulletin on the occasion of the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to be held 17 - 29 November, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.