We strengthen the capacity of local civil society to effectively advocate for

Improved policies and practices

In our increasingly interconnected world, major interests compete for access to resources, often at the expense of our collective natural capital. To better manage these pressures, we advocate for improved coherence between local, national and international policies and stronger implementation and enforcement of existing legislation.

Sound legislation and governance are key to sustainability across the various activities in a landscape. We thus strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations to advocate for green and inclusive policies and practices, with a focus on coherence between local, national and international policies and improved implementation and enforcement of existing legislation.

This has resulted in over 300 improved policies and practices to date. Improvements have been achieved in the extractive sector in, for example, Benin, Myanmar and the Philippines, while (enforcement of) environmental legislation has been improved in, for example, the Guianas, Indonesia, Suriname and Uganda.

Benin - Sustainable management of sand and gravel quarrying


Global - Action to improve mercury governance


Global - Interactive handbook for effective lobby & advocacy


Guianas - Promoting sustainable fisheries


Indonesia - Increased protection for elephants and other wildlife through corridors


Indonesia - Moratorium on new oil palm permits

Mozambique - Sustainable and legal fishery through training


Myanmar - Community monitoring of mining activities


Philippines - More responsible mineral resource governance


Suriname - Multi-stakeholder process delivers new nature law


Suriname - Updating water legislation


Uganda - Halting illegal encroachment into Bugoma forest