As of: August 2017
Unlocking Forest Finance - Mobilisation of private sector capital to reduce deforestation through Public/Private Partnerships for forests and rural livelihoods
Objective and activities
The project aims at increasing capacity among policymakers in Amazonia to mobilise large-scale public/private funding through innovative financing mechanisms and as such provides the basis for: (I) enabling the conservation and sustainable use of forests as natural capital, (II) adapting to climate change and (III) a climate friendly economic development.
State of implementation/results
- Project is being implemented
- A portfolio of investments has been formulated by the local partners in all three pilot regions. These investments will sustainably increase production in agricultural supply chains while supporting conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Project partners will determine which investments remain within the portfolio by assessing their environmental, social, and economic benefits/costs, against criteria such as return on investment, climate risks, impacts on biodiversity, employment, etc.
- For each of the 3 portfolios, the UFF project team has gathered economic data and is finalising estimates of the cost of investing in the transition to sustainable development, as well as potential returns. UFF has held regular meetings with our advisory group, receiving strategic advice from 3 international financial institutions, 2 private banks, potential insurance/guarantee providers and specialist investment consultants.
- The project team has interviewed numerous local and international stakeholders, while using the results to develop a suitable preliminary financing mechanism.
- GCP presented the UFF project as part of the Global Landscapes Forum of the COP 21 in December 2015, with the involvement of EIB, Finance in Motion, Althelia, Credit Suisse und UNCCD.
- Booklet has been published: Incentives to save the forest (PDF, 178KB)