Tropical Forest Conservation
Climate Alliance member cities and municipalities commit to the following fields of activity and measures:
- Abstaining in municipal procurement from tropical timber derived from destructive logging or primary tropical forests; we further recommend abstaining from timber derived from destructive logging or primary forests in other climatic zones.
- Supporting and implementing other policies and measures for the protection of the rainforests and their biological diversity which guarantee the rights of the people living in the forests, particularly the indigenous peoples. This includes internationally recognised, verifiable and independent certification of timber produced by ecologically and socially acceptable forest management systems, and sustainable use of other forest products that contribute to the quality of life of the indigenous communities.