Making the Priceless Valuable – Around the globe, forests and other natural ecosystems, like grasslands, wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, continue to be destroyed and degraded at an alarming rate. With that, we lose the 'natural infrastructure' of our planet, including plant pollination, soil formation and fertility, carbon sequestration and storage, among other things.
Your gift will strengthen Forest Trends’ work on valuing nature in financial decisions so that we can achieve truly sustainable outcomes. We have helped pioneer models and markets that promote “Payments for Ecosystem Services” —financial incentives that promote conservation and improve local livelihoods. Leveraging such markets and market-like instruments and incentives can transform the way economic systems value natural capital. Forest Trends also connects these global market trends to local innovations.
We believe that real change comes through collaboration among uncommon partners. As a nimble, global, and responsive organization, we are the "connective tissue" among public, private, and civil society groups that are involved in natural resource issues. Building multi-stakeholder platforms is fundamental to addressing the different interests of those involved while meeting the needs of a growing global population and environmental challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and the degradation of our water and soil resources.