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FEATURE: Out of the woods? Deforestation, agriculture supply chains and the role of climate finance

'There is a growing focus on the need to use these climate funds to address the drivers of deforestation. With commercial agriculture a major driver of forest loss, there is a great deal of attention on how to shift supply chains to support better prac... [more]…

FEATURE: The private sector in REDD+ and green economies – from convening and coordinating, to pushing and pulling

Will McFarland is currently attending the UN-REDD programme’s ‘Global Symposium on REDD+ in a green economy’. In this blog Will discusses that in order to have the biggest positive impact on the way the private sector spends, is to influence all their investments to be made in pro-REDD+ direction, not to fund new activities on top of business-as-usual. We must both incentivise these changes (pulling), and create a policy framework to do this (pushing), not just ‘convene’ and ‘coordinate’ them.

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FEATURE: The effectiveness of climate finance, a review of the Amazon Fund

This working paper is part of a series of studies of the effectiveness of dedicated climate funds. This paper reviews the Amazon Fund in Brazil. [more]…

FEATURE: A paradigm shift in thinking on REDD+?

'On paper, the outcomes on REDD+ from Doha hardly set your pulse racing, but Emily Brickell suggests why this could be good news for addressing the drivers of deforestation.' [more]…

FEATURE: Achieving development and addressing the drivers of land use change

Instead of driving land use change, the global commodity trade can provide an opportunity for economic development without deforestation. At this event speakers will share experiences to help governments, businesses, and consumers address the drivers o... [more]…

FEATURE: How can we strengthen sector coordination in order to support effective delivery of REDD+?

With many drivers of deforestation outside the forest sector, cross-sectoralcoordination is needed to effectively deliver REDD+. The discussion will be framed by a paper recently published by ODI that uses the case of Uganda to analyse how key politic... [more]…

FEATURE: REDD-plus finance

REDD-plus finance has received a lot of attention over the last years. This Brief describes the funding initiatives in support of this major international mitigation strategy and raises some ongoing challenges for the equitable delivery of climate fin... [more]…

FEATURE: Can adaptation be a hook for local engagement in REDD+? (Articles and blogs, 15 October 2012)

'Could engagement with REDD+, despite its complexities and politicised nature, be useful for the adaptation crowd? Worth a closer look at least.' View full details [more]…

FEATURE: Defining climate-related forest activities, finance and expenditure in national budgetary systems

One of a trilogy of papers that explores the concept of ‘climate finance’ in national budgetary systems and proposes pragmatic ways forward that will strengthen the policy debate. This paper focusses on climate-related forest expenditure. Vie... [more]…

FEATURE: Financing readiness - insights from the Amazon Fund and Congo Basin Forest Funds' efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation

This paper considers the activities financed by the Brazilian Amazon Fund and the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) since their inception. View full details [more]…

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