REDD+ Financing

Indigenous Peoples and the Green Climate Fund – A technical briefing for Indigenous Peoples, policymakers and support groups

On the occasion of the first Board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia (JOAS)are publishing a report titled: “Indigenous Peoples and the Green Climate Fund – A technical briefing for Indigenous Peoples, policymakers and support groups

 

This report summarises some key issues relevant for indigenous peoples, building on statements and policy platforms adopted by Indigenous Peoples’ Caucuses. In particular the report draws attention to the need for the GCF to improve indigenous peoples’ participation in governance, adopt stronger safeguards and facilitate direct access to financing for climate change response actions developed and implemented by indigenous peoples.

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POLICY PAPER- Regaining Momentum: Priority Tasks for the Green Climate Fund at its First Board Meeting

Liane Schalatek

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is to become the primary multilateral channel for large-scale financing for adaptation and mitigation action in developing countries. When the newly selected 24 members – 12 from developing, 12 from developed countries – of the GCF Board will finally come together for their first Board Meeting in Geneva in from August 23-25 after an arduous nomination process created delays of several months, their most important first task will be to regain momentum lost since December. At that time, the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) had approved the Fund’s governing instrument and in an accompanying decision laid out some important deadlines and clarifications.

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ADVANCED REDD+ FINANCE

July, 2012. Matthew Cranford and Charlie Parker. Prepared for the REDD+ Partnership, Santa Marta, Colombia, 1 & 2 July 2012. 42 pages

Summary

There is growing recognition that we will not be able to achieve our ambition to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation unless we scale up finance across all phases of REDD+, and leverage both public and private sector finance. At the same time, there is a range of views on exactly how this might be achieved and much debate on the best pathway for private sector engagement. Clouding discussions further is an asymmetrical understanding of REDD+ finance between the private sector, civil society and policy makers, which has led to an often-unclear debate on this issue.

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UNFCCC Technical Paper on Financing Options for REDD+

The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2012/3) on financing options for the full implementation of results-based actions relating to the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70 (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stock (REDD+)) including related modalities and procedures.

The technical paper presents a summary of parties' and observer organizations' views on modalities and procedures for financing results-based actions and considering activities related to REDD+ as defined in Cancun decision 1/CP.16, paragraphs 68-70 and 72.

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