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The Forest Investment Program (FIP)

The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a program within the World Bank’s Strategic Climate Fund (a multi-donor Trust Fund within the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds). The FIP's overall objective is to mobilize significantly increased funds to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and to promote sustainable forest management, leading to emission reductions and the protection of carbon reservoirs.


The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) assists developing countries in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) by providing value to standing forests. It was announced at CoP13 in Bali in December 2007 and became operational in June 2008.


The UN-REDD Programme

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations Collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in September 2008 to assist developing countries prepare and implement national REDD+ strategies, and builds on the convening power and expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)

The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) is a unique subnational collaboration between 14 states and provinces from the United States, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Mexico that seeks to integrate Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and other forest carbon activities into emerging greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance regimes in the United States and elsewhere.

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Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010

The Oslo Climate and Forest Conferedtynce 2010 will take place at Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica in Oslo, Norway on 27 May.  Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will host the event.

The purpose of the conference is to establish an interim partnership arrangement for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+).

This partnership would aim to ensure rapid implementation of a global coordinated effort to preserve the world’s tropical forests, in line with UNFCCC decisions.


BioCarbon Fund

The World Bank has mobilized a fund to demonstrate projects that sequester or conserve carbon in forest and agro-ecosystems. The Fund, a public/private initiative administered by the World Bank, aims to deliver cost-effective emission reductions, while promoting biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation. The Fund is composed of two Tranches: Tranche One started operations in May 2004, has a total capital of $53.8 million; Tranche Two was operationalized in March 2007 and has a total capital of$ 38.1 million. Both Tranches are closed to new fund participation.


The Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 182 member governments — in partnership with international institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector — to address global environmental issues.

An independent financial organization, the GEF provides grants to developing countries and countries with economies in transition for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. These projects benefit the global environment, linking local, national, and global environmental challenges and promoting sustainable livelihoods.


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