The Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) Implementation Hub: Delivering the Bonn Challenge - Preparation phase

It is estimated restoring 350m ha of degraded and deforested lands, through the forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach, could annually sequester up to 1.7gt of carbon dioxide equivalent whilst generating as much as US$ 170bn in net benefits from watershed protection, improved crop yields and forest products. The establishment of an FLR Implementation Facility will enable the delivery of FLR in order to generate climate and other benefits, in support of international and national development policies and programs, particularly those that target climate change, biodiversity, food security, rural poverty reduction and land degradation neutrality. This will provide governments, private sector, civil society and local communities the tools and options to accelerate, scale and implement FLR. Through application of rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks, the Facility will support countries in achieving transformational public and private FLR interventions on the ground.

Project data

Brazil, Colombia, Madagascar, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda
IKI funding
1,041,579.00 €
Included preparation phase
18,858,421.00 €
06/2021 till 12/2022
Implementing organisation
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - Switzerland
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development (MinAmbiente) - Colombia
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Madagascar
  • National Forest and Wildlife Authority (SERFOR) - Peru
  • Vice President’s Office (VPO) - Tanzania
Implementing Partner
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International

State of implementation/results

  • The preparation phase of the project included the following topics:
    • The project consortium held a series of seminars at the start of the preparation phase to define the scope and actions for each work package, operational modalities and systems and develop the full project proposal.
    • Six studies gathered and analysed pertinent information for decision-making on actions, partners, finance options and more for the implementation phase.
    • Country missions took place in each of the 6 countries including thematic workshops and focus group discussions (hybrid) to gather country specific information.
  • After the preparation phase, a decision is made on further funding by the International Climate Initiative.

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