Between 1980 and 2010, Belize lost one fifth of its forest cover to deforestation. Several drivers have contributed to this forest loss, including agricultural expansion, illegal and unsustainable logging and forest fires. Population growth and the expansion of rural and urban housing have also placed pressure on Belize’s forest lands.
FCPF 2023 Annual Report
The 2023 Annual Report spotlights the groundbreaking emission reductions payments made over the past year to Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, and the Lao PDR. Combined with Mozambique’s emission reductions payments to date, Carbon Fund results-based payments now total $53.2 million, with that number expected to increase to at least $300 million in the coming year.