The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December, 2015, adopted the Paris Agreement. Article 5 of the Paris Agreement says the parties will address: "policy approaches and positive incentives for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries; and alternative policy approaches, such as joint mitigation and adaptation approaches for the integral and sustainable management of forests, while reaffirming the importance of incentivizing, as appropriate, non-carbon benefits associated with such approaches."

The Alliance will work to actively assist the conference parties in achieving the forestry goals set forth in Paris Climate Agreement.