The Global Forest Coalition is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies. The mission of the Global Forest Coalition is to advocate for the conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems, through defending and promoting respect for the rights, territories, traditional knowledge and sustainable livelihoods of the Indigenous Peoples and local communities that co-exist with them.The Global Forest Coalition campaigns through its broad membership and in coordination with other allies, alliances, movements and networks, to support the struggles of Indigenous People and local communities by bring their views, positions and proposals to the forefront of local, national, and global forest-related decision-making processes.


The work of the coalition is focused on the following campaigns:

  • Defending Rights
  • Forests, Trees and Climate Change
  • Supporting Community Conservation
  • Trade and Other Underlying Causes of Forest Loss
  • Unsustainable Livestock Production
  • Women’s rights and empowerment