Why is Forest Governance important?
The destruction of the world’s forests has many causes. Corruption, failures in accountability and transparency, as well as non-existent or insecure land tenure rights are chief among them. Tackling these issues - and ensuring that forests are managed justly and sustainably - requires structural change. And this means giving a voice to those historically denied one, including forest communities. Specific emphasis must be put on supporting those often denied power within communities, including women, and Indigenous Peoples.