Tropical Forests For Sustainable Development: Shaping Our Future with Knowledge from the Field

This policy publication is based on the proceedings of the 22nd Annual ISTF Conference, 2016. It is meant to inform the ongoing conceptualization of post-2015 global development actions and define a path forward for tropical forest and development of communities. The main goal is to determine how existing initiatives can leverage their current work with forests to help achieve the sustainable development goals over the next decade. Each case study presented relates to at least one of the 17 sustainable development goals. Whether they are helping to eradicate poverty or improving gender equality, these case studies demonstrate the powerful role forest and forest communities can play in reshaping and improving our world, not only for wildlife or watersheds, but for livelihoods and cultures as well. You may view the publication here