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International forest-related climate finance

As of: July 2020

Objective and activities

Forests are complex ecosystems, which fulfil many functions. They also have a major global role to play as carbon sinks. The project improves the effectiveness of climate financing approaches that have a positive impact on forest conservation. Capacities are also being increased in partner countries to reduce emissions from forest and land use. The project pursues three active approaches aimed at achieving more climate protection through the strengthening of the forests: At the international level, the issue of climate financing is better positioned and more private involvement in this area is encouraged. The cooperation of the stakeholders is also improved, with the result that forest-relevant climate financing is more effectively implemented and the goals of the New York Declaration on Forests are achieved more effectively. In addition, donors are better coordinated and are responsible for climate financing and the transfer of knowledge from project activities.

State of implementation/results

  • Organisation and implementation of two workshops: "Moving from a shared vision on (natural) carbon removals to implementation in promising geographies" and "Delivery support on measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) for REDD+: State of play and strategic considerations". Furthermore, on the role of natural carbon sinks, forest and Landscape restauration, measurement of forest cover changes and the role of integrated approaches („nesting“) in forest protection.
  • Organisation of various meetings of the GNU donor partnership to promote policy dialogue and coordination
  • Co-organisation of a workshop on the "Impact of the new rules of the Paris Convention / Article 6 for REDD+ and the FCPF" as well as on the role of forests and land use in nationally determined mitigation contributions under the Paris climate agreement.

Project data

Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Peru

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

05/2018  till  04/2021


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