Accelerating Inclusion and Mitigating Emissions (AIME) is a five-year program dedicated to empowering forest-dependent communities to more fully participate in and directly benefit from climate change mitigation efforts. Funded by USAID and led by Forest Trends’s Communities Initiative, AIME is implemented by a partnership of ten environmental and indigenous organizations called the Forest-Based Livelihoods Consortium (FBLC). Active in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Central America, and Mexico, AIME seeks to improve communities’ livelihoods and conserve their forests, which play a critical role in mitigating climate change. This work is carried out in close collaboration with communities, governments, and selected companies.

The AIME Consortium is comprised of: Forest Trends, Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (AMPB), Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA), Earth Innovation Institute (EII), EcoDecisión, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Gamebey – Metareila Association of the Surui People (Metareila), Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Programa Salvadoreño de Investigación sobre Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente (PRISMA), and ProNatura Sur (PNS).