Approximately 1.6 billion people live in and around forest areas and use forest and land resources for their livelihoods: an estimated 36% of intact forests are within Indigenous Peoples lands. Clarifying land and resource rights and community forest management is critical for sustainable management of forests and natural resources, safeguarding livelihoods and supporting economic development. At COP26, a joint-donor Pledge was announced committing $1.7 billion to advance IPLC forest tenure rights from 2021 to 2025. This is currently supported by 22 donors, including both bilateral and philanthropic organisations.The purpose of this Pledge is to mobilise more direct, tangible support for IPLCs, including, but not limited to, support to secure IPLC tenure rights. Pledge donors have established the ‘Funders Group’.