International forest-related climate finance
As of: September 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
- Conducted technical workshops, including on the role of natural carbon sinks, forest and landscape restoration, the environmental integrity of forest-relevant standards in carbon markets, the measurement of change in forest land and the role of integrated approaches ("nesting") in forest protection.
- Organization of various meetings of the GER-NOR-UK donor partnership to promote policy dialogues and coordination.
- Support to the governments of Germany, Norway und the United Kingdom in the development of a Joint Declaration on forest protection with Colombia and forest-related climate cooperation in Peru.
- Support for the development of the Accountability Framework (AF) to create uniform standards and guidelines for sustainable supply chains in the agriculture and forestry sector.