The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN or the ‘Coalition) assists tropical governments, communities and peoples responsibly manage their rainforests. Healthy rainforests protect against a changing climate, generate needed biodiversity and provide safe habitats.

Launched by Coalition members in 2005,  the United Nation’s REDD+ Mechanism, designed to incentivize conservation and contribute to the battle against climate change, now includes around 90% of the world’s remaining rainforests. A first in human history!

But, it’s only the beginning. To succeed, rainforests must be valued more alive than dead!



The Coalition for Rainforest Nations seek responsible stewardship of the World’s last great rainforests through innovative strategies which integrate social, economic and scientific rationales to achieve environmental and social sustainability.


The Coalition for Rainforest Nations seeks to create sound and long-lasting opportunities for environmental sustainability, social and economic advancement, strengthened capacity and international market reform in a manner that enhances tropical forest stewardship, biodiversity conservation and global climate stability by reversing the destruction of tropical rainforests.


The Rainforest Coalition develops policy and tools that endeavor to achieve sustainability for forested and adjacent agricultural lands, and in the process:

  • Manage tropical rainforest areas in support of climate stability, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and poverty alleviation
  • Create innovative financial tools in partnership with Governments, communities, business and relevant stakeholders
  • Enable sustainable livelihoods that improve living-standards for forest dependent communities
  • Set a precedent and enable similar outcomes other tropically forested countries.