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The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), was launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta in 2015. It presents a unique opportunity to unite the whole Commonwealth family and save one of the world's most important natural habitats - our forests. By creating a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation projects across all 54 Commonwealth countries, the QCC will mark Her Majesty The Queen's service to the Commonwealth while conserving indigenous forests for future generations. On launching the initiative Her Majesty The Queen said:

"I have been especially touched by one such project, The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, which has been proposed by Commonwealth countries wanting to harness their collective expertise and resources to protect the world's forests. This and other initiatives are a practical demonstration of the power of the Commonwealth, working as a group, to effect real change for generations to come."

Key Objectives: 

  1. The QCC is committed to raising awareness within the Commonwealth of the value of indigenous forests and to saving them for future generations

  2. It will generate a unique network of forest conservation projects that brings collective credibility and integrity to individual Commonwealth countries

  3. It will raise the profile of the Commonwealth, demonstrating the capacity of its 54 member countries to act together as one to ensure forest conservation

  4. It will use the Commonwealth network to facilitate knowledge exchange, share best practice and create new collaborative initiatives for forest conservation 

  5. It will create a physical and lasting legacy of The Queen's leadership of the Commonwealth