Learn about ecosystem services, payment and compensation mechanisms and how communities can become involved


What is the Community Portal?

Forest Trends’ Communities and Markets Initiative supports community rights and livelihoods based on integrated natural resource management approaches, building local capacity to benefit from ecosystem services and other economic incentives.

We seek to link communities to environmental markets, working to create the awareness and capacity for communities to participate and benefit from payments and compensation schemes in recognition and retribution of their stewardship role of ecosystem services. We support communities' land tenure rights as their right and the basis for securing their cultural identity and economic development, and as a pre-condition for their successful participation in environmental markets. Learn more...