Daniel Wiegant, Jara Bakx, Nina Flohr, Pieter van ...
Ecuadorian water funds’ use of scale-sensitive strategies to stay on course in forest and landscape restoration governance
Water funds are task-specific organisations that conserve and restore watersheds. While implementing conservation and restoration efforts at the local level, these groups encounter scale challenges, consisting of mismatches between the ecological and the governance scale and misalignment between governance levels. This study's aim is to identify and unravel both the scale challenges with which two Ecuadorian water funds (FONAG and FORAGUA) were confronted and the scale-sensitive governance strategies that they planned and deployed to overcome them.
René Zamora-Cristales, Maggie Gonzalez, Victoria R...
Healing the Wounded Land: The Role of Public Economic Incentives in Scaling Up Restoration Efforts in Six Latin American Countries
This issue brief evaluates the public incentives of six Latin American countries and calculates how much they pay farmers and other landholders that restore land.
Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agricu...
Reforestation with Native Species: Case Studies, Economic Viability and Environmental Benefits
With enormous agricultural capacity and as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Brazil has the potential to become a leader in generating wealth with native species. The country has a great opportunity to increase and upscale silvicultural activities using native species to produce timber, vegetable oils, fruits, and a variety of other forest products. However, Brazilian forest products are still far from reaching their full potential in national and global supply chains. One of the barriers to scaling up this forest economy is a lack of knowledge on existing models, their economic returns, and the organizations who can accelerate implementation. This publication aims to fill that gap. Leveraging the vital work developed by the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, this study also aims to facilitate arrangements between the private sector, governments, civil society and academia to jointly promote this new model of economic development based on a low-carbon economy.
Suzanne Ozment, Maggie Gonzalez, Anelise Schumache...
Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and The Caribbean: Regional Status and Priorities for Growth
This paper discusses how the Latin American and Caribbean region is on the verge of a transition from experimenting with nature-based solutions (NBS) to adopting it on a much wider scale that can transform infrastructure planning and investments for the better. NBS can contribute to equitable and sustainable development across this region, and can provide benefits to multiple sectors and societal challenges.
Lizzie Marsters, Ana Gabriela Morales, Suzanne Ozm...
Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean: Financing Mechanisms for Replication
This paper aims to connect unmet nature-based solutions (NBS) investment needs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with new financial resources. It highlights five strategies that leverage private capital to finance NBS, including green bonds, land-based financing strategies, blended market-rate and concessional loans, insurance policies, and endowments.
Emmie Oliver, Suzanne Ozment, Alfred Grünwaldt, Ma...
Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean: Support From the Inter-American Development Bank
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face a substantial investment gap in their work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. This paper discusses how nature-based solutions present the IDB with an opportunity to maximize the impact of finance leveraged towards these goals in a way that prioritizes social inclusion and environmental sustainability.
Giulia Clerici and Daniela Álvarez Keller...
Mobilizing climate finance: Experiences and lessons learned from IKI projects in Central America and the Caribbean
The ACCIÓN Clima project, funded by the Germany Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU for its German acronym) and implemented jointly by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and Costa Rica’s Climate Change Directorate (DCC), presents this publication to contribute to horizontal learning among projects funded by the BMU’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Central America and the Caribbean on the subject of climate finances. This collection of experiences, practices, and lessons learned by the implementing teams in devising additional fund mobilisation mechanisms seeks to demonstrate how international climate funds (such as IKI’s) can leverage new resources and, therefore, increase investment for climate change mitigation and adaptation actions.
René Castro Salazar, Rene Castro Cordero, Sarah Co...
Increasing Forest Cover for a CO2 Neutral Future: Costa Rica Case Study
In the last quarter of 2020, the Costa Rican Ministry for the Environment and Energy (MINAE) announced the signing of two major agreements, the last of the country's first-generation Payment for Environmental Services (PES) programs. This paper syntheses government pledges, interviews, and the authors’ experience working with the first generation of PES, and presents initial recommendations to increase the effectiveness and impact of PES 2.0.
Daniella Schweizer, Marijke van Kuijk, Jaboury Gha...
Perceptions from non-governmental actors on forest and landscape restoration, challenges and strategies for successful implementation across Asia, Africa and Latin America
Gathering the perceptions of actors within non-governmental organizations engaged in Forest and Landscape Restoration across countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America about what FLR is and their perceived challenges and strategies for implementation.
Agencia para a Gestao Integrada de fogos rurais...
Portugal's National Plan for Integrated Wildland Fire Management
2030 National Plan for integrated wildland fire management