The Tropical Forest Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving forests and fighting climate change. The Tropical Forest Group (TFG) has been a leader in the forest carbon space since its roots at the Conference of the Parties in Montreal in 2005, where REDD+ was first proposed (then RED). Since then, TFG has served as an incubator for many cutting edge projects related to REDD+ at the nexus of climate science, policy, and communications. Tropical Forest Group launched the first accredited Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Certificate in 2013, the pilot project for The Carbon Institute. At COP21 in Paris, TFG launched, which tracked draft negotiating texts and developed objective metrics used by worldwide media throughout the negotiations.