Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: September 2016

Compensatory payments for the protection of indigenous community forests within the context of Peru’s tropical forest programme (CBC II)

Objective and activities

The project takes a decentralised approach to using compensatory payments for forest protection in order to effectively halt logging within the Amazon rainforest over the long term. Communities that conserve tropical forests on their lands receive financial compensation for their contribution to protecting the climate and biodiversity. The project is further developing existing plans, guidelines and instruments for the practical implementation of compensatory payments and is communicating these to the responsible parties within five regional governmental bodies. It is also strengthening their institutional capacities for implementing this instrument, among other things through training and advisory support. Mechanisms for consultation and negotiation among public and private institutions at different levels (national, regional, local) and the indigenous organisations contribute to the coordinated management of transfer payments. In addition, the project is providing technical advice to selected indigenous communities on how they can gainfully use compensatory payments for innovative and sustainable projects, particularly to promote sustainable forest management and agroforestry systems. A new environmental information and monitoring system should provide insight into the impacts of compensatory payments in the affected community forests and regions. The experience, knowledge, information and perceptions generated over the course of the project will be systematically collected and disseminated in publications.

Predecessor project:

"Compensatory payments for conservation of tropical forests"

Project data


Partner institution:

Ministry of Environment (MINAM) Peru

Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

BMUB grant:
€ 5,000,000

01/2014 till 02/2018


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