Finance for forest action - Progress since 2014

Published: February 1, 2022

More action is needed to align forest finance with its mitigation potential.

Governments must

• Align public budgets and fiscal policies with objectives to halt deforestation. Reform subsidies to provide benefits for forests and other sustainable development goals and include environmental and social safeguards.

• Mobilize private-sector funding to leverage the growing interest in carbon markets, carbon pricing mechanisms, and other sustainable investments in conservation or sustainable forest use.

• Consider the use of border measures for carbon to generate revenues to invest in forest mitigation goals.

• Create dialogues between results-based REDD+ donors and forest countries to harmonize and simplify requirements, making them more applicable to individual country contexts.

• Develop new up-front financing mechanisms that can complement results-based REDD+ programs.

Private sector must

• Improve the transparency of investments by assessing and disclosing the risks and benefits they pose to forests for activities such as infrastructure, mining developments, and the production of forest-risk commodities.

• End investments into deforestation-linked practices to accelerate global progress towards deforestation-free supply chains.

• Explore opportunities to invest in jurisdictional forest programs to strengthen governance and support participation in results-based payments and carbon markets.

Further Resources

Finance for forest action - Progress since 2014
Finance for forest action - Progress since 2014 [Low Resolution]
Finance for forest action - Progress since 2014 [Low Resolution]