The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) was launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, in 2015, and comprises a unique network of forest conservation initiatives, involving all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

“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.”

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


The QCC is committed to raising awareness within the Commonwealth of the value of indigenous forests and to saving them for future generations by creating a unique network of forest conservation projects.

It provides a rare opportunity to unite the whole Commonwealth family and save one of the world’s most important natural habitats – forests. By creating a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation projects, the QCC marked Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s service to the Commonwealth while conserving indigenous forests for future generations.

The partners in the QCC were: Commonwealth Forestry Association, Royal Commonwealth Society, Cool Earth