Locally-controlled forestry

Supporting locally-controlled forestry for improved livelihoods, justice and sustainability

IIED's forest team works with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to improve the livelihoods of those who live in and around forests, and to ensure that forests are managed in a fair and sustainable way. This includes work on securing local commercial rights to forests and increasing the demand for 'deforestation-free' commodities (forest governance), strengthening the business and organisational capacity of locally-controlled forest enterprises, and channelling private sector and climate finance towards locally-controlled forestry through inclusive environmental investments.