2020 Goal 10 assessment

Published: November 2, 2020

Key Messages

  • Progress in forest governance continues to be slow. Weak legal frameworks and institutions continue to pose significant challenges to forest protection in tropical forest countries.
  • Improvements in halting corruption and improving enforcement have also been limited. Illegalities continue to drive deforestation, especially where commercial agriculture is causing forest conversion.
  • While policies continue to be adopted to safeguard the participation of non-state actors in decision-making as well as their access to information, it is unclear how effectively they are being implemented.
  • While the recognition of the rights of Indigenous peoples and other local communities to their lands and resources has improved internationally, a significant share of community lands remains unrecognized by national laws

Further Resources

2020 Goal 10 assessment
2020 Goal 10 assessment [Low resolution]
2020 Goal 10 assessment [Low resolution]