The Tropical Forest Group (TFG) supports humanitarian carbon initiatives that mitigate and adapt to climate change. We partner with local organizations and governments to deliver innovative, fast, and measurable results for forest conservation, agroforestry, development of tree nurseries, and agricultural practices that improve food security. TFG provides local organization with policy support, proposal writing, networking, capacity building, and technical carbon accounting training. We focus our efforts in conflict, post-conflict areas, and highly vulnerable areas of the world.
TFG has supported the following projects:
- In southern Ethiopia, working with Save the Children, TFG supported local pastoral associations’ efforts improve food security and mitigate climate change by improving grazing practices. TFG provided training in field measurements and carbon assessments.
- In northern Sumatra, TFG helped advise the government of Aceh in designing and implementing a provincial REDD+ program and conduct forest carbon stock assessments.
- In northern Uganda, TFG works with women’s groups. TFG provided seed funding for agroforestry projects, tree nurseries and tree planting. TFG also is helping the project measure and report the projected carbon mitigated and the impact of the interventions on women’s lives.
- In eastern Nigeria, TFG helped the governor of Cross River State and local organizations devise a temporary logging moratorium, measure forest carbon stocks, join the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force, and apply to UN REDD for funding.
Projects Seeking Support
If your organization has a project with clear humanitarian and livelihood components, and you are seeking support, please send us a proposal of your project and stop by our booth at COP17.
Donors Seeking Projects
If your organization is interested in funding humanitarian carbon projects that have measurable impacts on livelihoods, and climate mitigation and adaptation, please contact TFG to learn more about our Humanitarian Carbon Portfolio.