Our Alliance Is Our Power

Rainforest Alliance certification farm audit in Turkey.

Written by Nigel Sizer, Rainforest Alliance President

As the Rainforest Alliance commences a yearlong celebration to mark its 30th anniversary, I am moved to reflect upon how this organization’s long record of achievements makes a strong case for the power of international cooperation in addressing the world’s most complex and urgent problems.

As a scientist and a lifelong conservationist who is deeply committed to human rights and social justice, I have been impressed during my first year as president by how effectively our model improves livelihoods, defends the rights of communities and workers, and incentivizes forest conservation and climate resilience for all of our many partners all over the world. In fact, our long-term success offers an inspiring, evidence-based refutation to those who champion the politics of xenophobia and isolationism, both here in the United States and abroad…(Read More)

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