Participating Countries in the activities of the Rainforest Coalition presently include: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, DR Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, Uganda, Vanuatu and Vietnam (see note below.)
The Rainforest Coalition provides Diplomatic Leadership through efforts across government, academia and industry to address the complex issues surrounding environmental sustainability specific to tropical rainforests.
The Rainforest Coalition is an Intergovernmental Organization with a Secretariat in New York City. It operates as a forum to facilitate consensus among participating countries on issues related to domestic and international frameworks for rainforest management, biodiversity conservation and climate stability.
The Rainforest Coalition achieves success through Capacity Building within nations by enhancing technical capacity, spearheading research, assembling world-class advisory capacity, facilitate policy development, coordinate economic and technical regulatory frameworks and oversee implementation.
Substantive Change is achieved within existing international frameworks, national regulations, and corporate policies specific to Coalition Initiatives.
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
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
Note: Countries participate on a voluntary basis primarily through a series of workshops and collaborative programs. Participation does not imply that countries adhere to any specific domestic policies or negotiating positions within the international context.