Article | Last updated: 2014-12-14 | Ministry of Climate and Environment
If efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation are to succeed, more countries and other actors – and larger ones than Norway – will have to be involved.
Since 2008, a multilateral institutional architecture has been developed to facilitate, coordinate and channel funding for the necessary preparations in tropical forest countries for a global REDD+ mechanism.
Norway, along with other donor countries, has contributed to the design and establishment of such architecture. Today, eligible tropical forest countries may receive various kinds of support (including financial) from the UN-REDD Programme, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the Forest Investment Program (FIP). Norway is a key donor to these multilateral initiatives.
The UN-REDD Programme
The UN-REDD Programme is a collaborative partnership bringing together the expertise of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the UN Environment
Program (UNEP). On a national level, the program supports planning and implementation of national REDD+ strategies and the implementation of a variety of measures. Several forest countries receive financial support to national programmes, while support from the global programme
is available to all partner countries. Through the global programme, UN-REDD contributes to the development of methodology, guidelines, guidance and capacity building within areas such as stakeholder participation, governance, benefit sharing, green economic development,
carbon measurement, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
An overview of the countries and progress on their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation can be found at the UN-REDD Programme web pages.
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) works to enable forest countries to receive performance-based payments for REDD+. Through its Readiness Fund, the FCPF assists tropical and subtropical forest
countries in developing systems and policies for REDD+. More than 20 forest countries are receiving support for national programs. Moreover, the FCPF will soon start piloting performance-based payments at a
national and jurisdictional level for emission reductions through its Carbon Fund. The Carbon Fund is currently the only multilateral channel for performance-based REDD+ payments and an innovative public-private
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is hosted by the World Bank and cooperates closely with the UN-REDD Programme. More information and an overview of the member countries can be found at the FCPF homepage.
The Forest Investment Program
The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is part of the Climate Investment Funds, which bring together developed and developing countries and the multilateral development banks. The FIP provides financing at scale to
a limited number of pilot countries to support the implementation of their national REDD+ strategies. Over time, the intention is to help countries access larger and more sustainable results-based REDD+ payments
in the future. FIP has selected eight pilot countries.
More information at the Climate Investment Funds´ web pages.