Coalition for Rainforest Nations

The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) is an intergovernmental organization established by forested tropical counties to collaboratively reconcile forest stewardship with economic development.

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The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN or the ‘Coalition) assists tropical governments, communities and peoples responsibly manage their rainforests. Healthy rainforests protect against a changing climate, generate needed biodiversity and provide safe habitats.

Launched by Coalition members in 2005, the United Nation’s REDD+ Mechanism, designed to incentivize conservation and contribute to the battle against climate change, now includes around 90% of the world’s remaining rainforests. A first in human history!

But, it’s only the beginning. To succeed, rainforests must be valued more alive than dead!

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Coalition for Rainforest Nations

Coalition for Rainforest Nations
AbbreviationCfRN
Formation2005; 15 years ago (2005)
HeadquartersColumbia University
New York City, New York, USA
Membership
53 nations in the Americas, Africa, and Oceania
Websitewww.rainforestcoalition.org

The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) is an intergovernmental organization established by forested tropical counties to collaboratively reconcile forest stewardship with economic development. The Rainforest Coalition aims to bring together both developing and industrialized nations for the purpose of creating community-driven, environmentally sustainable growth.

The primary strategy of the Coalition is to bring about the reform of international frameworks, both legal and economic, to correct market failures that result in unsustainable outcomes, and to create economic incentives for the preservation of areas of high biodiversity and endemism worldwide. The Coalition supports the Forests Now Declaration calling for changes in the Kyoto Protocol and other international carbon markets to include land use and forestry.

The Coalition has been instrumental in the establishment of the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the United Nations' UN-REDD program. Further, based upon these efforts by the Coalition, various industrialized countries (including Norway, the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Finland, and others) have currently pledged around US$3.0 billion for capacity building and incentives to reduce rates of deforestation in participating developing countries.

History

At the request of then Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Sir Michael Somare, the participating nations have agreed to base the Secretariat for the Coalition for Rainforest Nations at Columbia University in the City of New York. The CfRN was formed after a speech[permanent dead link] given on May 10, 2005, at Columbia University by Prime Minister Somare.

Objectives

The Coalition's website defines its objectives as developing policies and tools which assist in achieving sustainablity for both forests and neighboring agricultural lands. Additionally, the CfRN

  • seeks to manage tropical rainforests in a way which supports climate stability, conserves biodiversity, and helps development and poverty alleviation efforts
  • assists in crafting new financial tools in cooperation with governments, communities, businesses, and other interested parties
  • helps to find ways to allow sustainable livelihoods while also improving living standards in communities which depend on rainforests
  • sets a path which enables similar results in other countries with tropical rainforests.[1]

Initiatives

The CfRN operates multiple initiatives in pursuit of its objectives.

Fund

The REDD+ Catalytic Fund provides "bankable up-front funding" for nations attempting to finance ways to reduce their greenhouse gas outputs. The REDD+ program, started in 2005 by the UNFCC, offers financial rewards for nations which achieve proven results in gas reductions; however, it offers no assistance to reach that goal. The CfRN sees the REDD+ Catalytic Fund as complementary to funds which pay for results.[2]

National Green House Gas Inventories

The National Green House Gas (GHG) Inventories attempt to reflect a nation's total emission of gases which contribute to global warming and climate change. It also shows how much CO2 is being absorbed by rainforests, which offset to some degree a nation's total output. These inventories are required from members of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. As a part of the UNFCC and Paris Agreement, National GHG Inventories show how much progress a nation has made in reducing its GHG output and how much further it has to go to achieve its goals.[3]

The CfRN has provided technical assistance to member nations in preparing their National GHG Inventories. Members which have successfully submitted their inventories include Belize, Panama, Papua New Guinea, and the DR of the Congo, as well as others.[3]

Member nations

As of 2019, the Coalition for Rainforest Nations comprises the following 53 nations:[4]

Africa

The Americas and the Caribbean

Asia

Oceania

See also

References

  1. ^ "About Coalition for Rainforest Nations". Coalition for Rainforest Nations. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  2. ^ "Fund Coalition for Rainforest Nations". Coalition for Rainforest Nations. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  3. ^ a b "Inventories". Coalition for Rainforest Nations. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  4. ^ "Coalition Nations". Coalition for Rainforest Nations. Retrieved 2019-11-06.

External links

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW2GoXRhvyU

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COALITION FOR RAINFOREST NATIONS SECRETARIAT

NEW YORK, NY 10017-3808 | Tax-exempt since June 2009
  • EIN: 26-3221530
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification )
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

PDF

990

Full Text

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990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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990

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990 (filed on April 26, 2019)

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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990
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Total Revenue

$1,283,583

Total Functional Expenses $1,298,926
Net income -$15,343
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,283,562 100.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $21 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $367,771 28.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $217,338 16.7%
Other
Total Assets $249,996
Total Liabilities $41,806
Net Assets $208,190
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990

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Total Revenue

$1,310,793

Total Functional Expenses $1,303,590
Net income $7,203
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,299,467 99.1%
Program services $8,462 0.6%
Investment income $104 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $2,760 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $367,971 28.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $237,584 18.2%
Other
Total Assets $262,512
Total Liabilities $38,979
Net Assets $223,533
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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Total Revenue

$1,236,029

Total Functional Expenses $1,517,499
Net income -$281,470
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,101,864 89.1%
Program services $129,950 10.5%
Investment income $56 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $4,159 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $348,329 23.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $304,979 20.1%
Other
Total Assets $242,226
Total Liabilities $25,896
Net Assets $216,330
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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990

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Total Revenue

$1,972,223

Total Functional Expenses $1,998,834
Net income -$26,611
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,913,308 97.0%
Program services $58,536 3.0%
Investment income $294 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $85 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $381,420 19.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $326,996 16.4%
Other
Total Assets $567,412
Total Liabilities $222,966
Net Assets $344,446
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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Total Revenue

$2,313,461

Total Functional Expenses $1,978,267
Net income $335,194
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,176,370 94.1%
Program services $120,745 5.2%
Investment income $1,161 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $15,185 0.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $155,004 7.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $441,958 22.3%
Other
Total Assets $544,871
Total Liabilities $173,814
Net Assets $371,057
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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990

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

990-EZ

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


Last Updated: 2020-11-23 07:59