The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Assists developing countries in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (all activities commonly referred to as "REDD+") by providing value to standing forests through the FCPF Readiness Fund and Carbon Fund.

Feature Stories

TNC and FCPF Report on Early Lessons from Jurisdictional REDD+ and Low Emissions Development

On January 26, the FCPF and The Nature Conservancy jointly released a new report, Early Lessons from Jurisdictional REDD+ and Low Emissions Development Programs, featuring eight jurisdictional REDD+/LED programs worldwide designed to reduce forest-related emissions (six of these jurisdictions have been admitted into the FCPF Carbon Fund pipeline). The joint study finds that with appropriate investment and support, jurisdictional REDD+/LED programs have the potential to become transformational models of forest-friendly development. Read the report...

Blog on Working at the Landscape Level to Protect Tropical Forests

In late January the FCPF participated

in the Prince of Wales' Charities' International Sustainability Unit Meeting on Forests, Climate Change and Development that brought together representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society around the goal of protecting and restoring tropical forests. This noteworthy event, which included remarks by Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, provided a forum to build on the forests commitments announced at the UN Climate Summit. FCPF Coordinator, Ellysar Baroudy, wrote a blog on why working at the landscape level it is critical to reduce forest-related emissions. Read the blog...

DRC Launches Design Phase of Large Scale Emission Reductions Program; Over 250 Regional Stakeholders Attend Launch Workshop

On February 12 and 13, in Bandundu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development and National REDD Coordination launched the design phase for a large scale program to reduce emission reductions which spans 12.3 million hectares in the Mai-Ndombe region. The 2-day launch event brought together over 250 representatives from government, private sector, civil society, Indigenous Peoples and local communities from across the 8 territories in the Mai Ndombe program jurisdiction. Read more


Fast Facts

Large-scale emission reductions programs under the Carbon Fund combined have the potential to transform over 100 million hectares of land in 11 countries.

7 of the 11 Carbon Fund countries have signed Letters of Intent (LOIs) which is a first step towards an Emission Reductions Payment Agreement.

To date 6 countries in the Readiness Fund have reached the mid-term of their Readiness Grant and 5 countries have been allocated an additional grant of $5 million.

Webinar on Forest Carbon Assessment in the Amazon's Indigenous and Protected Areas

55% of carbon in Amazon is in indigenous territories and protected lands, and much of it at risk. On March 5, coauthors of the paper Forest carbon in Amazonia: the unrecognized contribution of indigenous territories and protected natural areas came together to discuss their findings. The novel collaboration was led by the Amazonian Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information (RAISG) and was partially financed through at grant from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facilities' capacity building program. Watch a recording of the webinar...

South-South Knowledge Exchange on Sustainable Forest Plantations in Brazil, with Participants from Ethiopia and Mozambique

From February 23-28 representatives from government and private sector in Ethiopia and Mozambique traveled to Brazil for a South-South knowledge exchange on sustainable forest plantations. The study trip included meetings and learning sessions with government, private sector and research institutions on how forest plantations can promote rural development and reduce pressure on native forests. Read more

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  Voices from the FCPF

Darlindo Pechisso, Head of Forest Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Mozambique, reflecting on the experience of Mozambique participating in the South-South Knowledge Exchange in Brazil on sustainable forest plantations:

"Experiencing how private companies can support smallholders in producing high-quality forest products was encouraging... We were also encouraged to see how forest plantations in Brazil are widely used for the production of charcoal for different uses... I will try to replicate [lessons from Brazil] in Mozambique that we should not only think of reforesting, but also about how the communities will indeed benefit from reforestation."


  Images from the FCPF

Click the links for some photo impressions from the South-South Knowledge Exchange and the launch of the design phase of the Mai-Ndombe Emission Reductions Program in Democratic Republic of Congo which bring to life these recent events for the FCPF.


Events & Deadlines

           Mar 20, 2015 Submission deadline for Mid-Term Reports for PC19

           Mar 20, 2015 Submission deadline for Readiness Packages for PC19

           Mar 31, 2015 Submission deadline for Early Ideas for CF12

           Apr 3, 2015 Mid-Term Reports for review at PC19 available on website

           Apr 7, 2015 Early Ideas for review at CF12 available on website

           Apr 17, 2015 Readiness Packages for review at PC19 available on website

           Apr 27 - 30, 2015 12th Carbon Fund Meeting (CF12), Paris, France

           May 17 - 19, 2015 19th Participants Committee Meeting (PC19), Washington, D.C.

           Aug 15, 2015 Submission deadline for country progress reports.

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