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Other Partnerships

United Nations Forum on Forests

Established in 2001, the UNFF is a subsidiary body of the UN Economic Social Committee mandated to promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end.

 

BioCarbon Fund 
A public-private initiative that mobilizes resources for pioneering projects that mitigate climate change and improve local livelihoods.

 

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

The Collaborative Partnerships on Forests supports the work of the UNFF and fosters increased cooperation and coordination on forests among key international forest-related organizations and agreements, including: the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

 

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility 

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a global partnership focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+). The World Bank acts as trustee for the Readiness Fund and the Carbon Fund, provides secretariat services, and implements the FCPF, providing technical support to the REDD country Participants and conducting due diligence on matters such as fiduciary policies and environmental and social safeguards. It is expected that other entities will soon join the World Bank as ‘delivery partners’ for the FCPF.

 

The Forest Investment Program

The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), which is one of two funds within the framework of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The FIP supports developing countries’ efforts  to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and promotes sustainable forest management that leads to emission reductions and the protection of carbon reservoirs. It achieves this by providing scaled-up financing to developing countries for readiness reforms and public and private investments, identified through national REDD readiness or equivalent strategies.

 

Growing Forests Partnerships

The Bank finances the Growing Forest Partnerships, an initiative bringing together FAO, IUCN and IIED, as well as civil society, NGOs, indigenous people and locally controlled forestry groups. The idea is to empower and give collective voice to people who could otherwise fall victim to forest ‘land grabs’, or fail to benefit from emerging international forest initiatives.

 

Forest Trends

The World Bank was instrumental in the foundation of Forest Trends, which it helped create in 1999 together with leaders from conservation organizations, forest product firms, research groups, private investment funds, and foundations. In the global arena for promoting sustainable forest management and conservation ForestTrends is a key partner for the Bank.

 

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

The CEPF is a major new source of international funding directed primarily to nongovernmental, community, and grassroots organizations. Within 21 “hotspot” ecoregions, it seeks to engage all stakeholders that can best contribute to solutions for biodiversity conservation. The CEPF is a partnership among Conservation International (CI), the GEF, the MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank.

 

Amazon Network on Forests

Stemming from the ongoing work of the Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest (currently focused on Brazil), the World Bank helped create the Amazon Network on Forests as a regional response to a growing demand from a wide array of stakeholders to improve knowledge, coordination and cooperation on conservation and sustainable use of the Amazon rain forest.




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