ForLives develops innovative and evidence-supported solutions to sustain and protect forests by improving local livelihoods.


Uniquely positioned as a research excellence cluster based at the University of British Columbia, we aim to advance an understanding about the contribution of forests to the new sustainable development and climate change agendas (e.g., Agenda 2030's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Agreement). 

We envision a world where local, forest-led sustainable development drives human prosperity in a manner which sustains and protects one of the world’s most important resources – forests – in perpetuity. 

To achieve our mission, we conduct novel, grounded and interdisciplinary research in cooperation with partners in the global North and South.

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