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Seed Capital Assistance Facility: Unlocking private finance for forest and landscape restoration (SCAF-FLR)

As of: April 2021

The project unlocks private investment into forest landscape restoration in developing countries by setting up the Restoration Seed Capital Facility which will co-fund pre-investment costs with fund managers or investment advisors. This model combining reimbursable and non-reimbursable grants ensures efficient use of public capital while also leveraging private capital. Outcomes support the achievement of the Bonn Challenge and contribute to objectives of climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Direct beneficiaries include fund managers, investors and project operators. Indirect beneficiaries include local communities as well as national and local governments that benefit from supported projects in meeting their goals and commitments. The project leverages the insights gained to stimulate additional investment in restoration through outreach to financial institutions, NGOs, governments and other stakeholders.

State of implementation/results

  • The Restoration Seed Capital Facility (RSCF) was launched during a high-level virtual event “Investing in Forest Restoration, Investing in Our Future” on the 27th of October by representatives of the governments of Germany, Luxemburg and UN Environment.
  • The event was followed by a press release: www.unenvironment.org/…).
  • The website of the facility in set and can be explored here: www.restorationfacility.org

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Project data

Country:
worldwide

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - Kenya

Implementing partner(s):
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH

BMU grant:
20.000.000,00 €

Duration:
08/2020  till  04/2027


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