mission

The Sustainable Tropics Alliance seeks to improve rural livelihoods and natural resource management in key region of the Tropics through innovative approaches to low-emission rural development (LED-R).


why an alliance?

The Sustainable Tropics Alliance is more than the sum of its parts. It serves as a platform for partners to work together at a global scale in support of policies, institutional arrangements and market mechanisms that support sustainable, low-emission rural development throughout the Tropics. The strength of this network lies in its ability to share lessons learned and to collectively design LED-R strategies that may serve as models for other regions.

Learn more about our regional strategies →


Who we are

The founding members of the Alliance are Earth Innovation Institute (Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia), Pronatura-Sur (Mexico), the Instituto del Bien Común (Peru), the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (Brazil), and Green Belt Movement (Kenya), with collaboration from VERTIC (Verification Research, Training and Information Centre). In 2015, Yayasan Penelitian Inovasi Bumi (INOBU), an Indonesian NGO that grew out of EII's regional work, joined the STA.

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The STA is supported through Norad and the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. 

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