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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 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: 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: 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]…

FEATURE: If international drivers of deforestation are such a big deal, why were they left out of the climate negotiations?

'There are worries that any measures might affect trade in timber or agricultural commodities, which play a key role in many national economies...but tackling international drivers does not have to mean reducing or restricting trade'. View full d... [more]…

OPINION: REDD+ readiness finance - necessary but not sufficient

'If forestry is to contribute significantly to climate change mitigation, readiness finance is necessary but throwing money at the problem is not sufficient.' View full details [more]…

FEATURE: Reading between the lines – what the Durban text means for REDD+ in 2012

'During the calm weeks following the storm of negotiations in Durban we have had an opportunity to assess what all 36 decisions that came out of the conference will really mean for climate change practitioners... what are the key areas for activity in ... [more]…

OPINION: REDD+ biggest success in climate change talks, Norway says

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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 c... [more]…

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