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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]…

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]…

Great Expectations: Realising social and environmental benefits from public-private partnerships in agricultural supply chains

With expansion of agriculture the leading driver of deforestation, there is a need to incentivise changes in supply chains to reduce forest loss caused by agricultural production, while still meeting the growing demand for food. [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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The private sector in REDD+ and green economies – from convening and coordinating, to pushing and pulling

'We must not simply shy towards softer interventions such as information provision, coordination and voluntary agreements if we are to address deforestation or transition to a green economy.' [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: 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]…

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