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

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

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.

Project data


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

BMU grant:
20.000.000,00 €

08/2020  till  04/2027

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