The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) assists developing countries in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (all activities commonly referred to as "REDD+") by providing value to standing forests through the FCPF Readiness Fund and Carbon Fund.

Feature Stories

To Get to Net Zero Emissions, We Need Healthy Landscapes

On December 6, Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy on

Climate Change, delivered the keynote speech at the Global Landscapes Forum in Lima, Peru. Read Rachel's thoughts on landscapes and climate-smart land use in her blog, To Get to Net Zero Emissions, We Need Healthy Landscapes.

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Spotlight on Latin America

With all eyes on Lima this month we are featuring what's happening on REDD+ in the Latin American

region. The following web story, Giving Communities a Say in Rainforest Protection, describes Indigenous People's engagement in National REDD+ dialogue in Mexico, Peru and Nicaragua.

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FCPF and Peru's MINAM Co-Host REDD+ Side Event at COP20

On December 4, the FCFP joined Peru's Ministerio del Ambiente

(MINAM) to co-host a side event at the 20th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Lima, Peru on Piloting REDD+ results based payments at national and subnational scales. Check the web page for updated information and resources regarding this event. Read more

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UNSG Climate Summit New York Declaration on Forests

On September 23, 2014, at the UN Climate Summit over

150 parties, including the World Bank, gathered to support the New York Declaration on Forests. The main commitment in the Declaration is to halve the rate of natural forest loss by 2020, and to strive to end natural forest loss by 2030. Germany, Norway, and the UK announced a pledge to fund up to 20 more large-scale programs implemented through the FCPF and the BioCarbon Fund, as well as bilateral means. The declaration manifested real intention to accelerate action and sent an unmistakable signal going into Paris 2015.
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Announcements of new funding

At PC18 in Arusha, the European Commission announced additional funding of 12 million Euros to the FCPF Readiness Fund.

 

At the COP20 in Lima, Germany announced additional funding of 20 million Euros to the FCPF Readiness Fund.

Fast Facts

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The Carbon Fund has fully committed its
$465m pipeline with a total of 11 programs.

 

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$90m available for REDD+ readiness through signed grant agreements

 

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Administrative costs represent less than 3% of total disbursements from the Readiness Fund.

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Carbon Fund Adds Three More Programs; Fully Commits $465m Pipeline

The 11th Carbon Fund meeting in Washington,

D.C. (CF11) welcomed three more countries to the Fund: Guatemala, Indonesia and Peru. Under current capitalization levels of $465m and with eleven ER-PINs selected (or provisionally selected), the pipeline for the Carbon Fund is now considered filled. This marks the end of an exciting series of three sequential Carbon Fund meetings that saw tremendous progress in shaping a diverse pipeline of landscape-level programs and the beginning of a new period for the Carbon Fund during which focus will shift to the development of full-fledged ER Programs.
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ERPA General Conditions Approved by Participants Committee

The
18th Participants Committee (PC) meeting just concluded

in Arusha, Tanzania. The PC reviewed Liberia's midterm progress report and allocated an additional $5m grant. The PC also approved the General Conditions for future Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA), the legal underpinning for future REDD+ Programs under the Carbon Fund. A summary of the meeting will be available on the FCPF website. Read more

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2014 FCPF Annual Report Now Available

The 2014 FCPF Annual Report showcases the main achievements and results of the

Facility over the last year. In 2014, the FCPF's partnership expanded to 47 REDD+ countries, as a financial contribution from Norway of almost $100 million made it possible to select an additional 11 new countries into the partnership. The adoption of the Methodological Framework for the Carbon Fund in December 2014 incentivized REDD+ countries to make competitive proposals for large-scale, cross-sectoral REDD+ Program proposals (so-called Emission Reduction Program Idea Notes). The programs in the Carbon Fund pipeline will generate important and practical lessons for performance-based mechanisms for REDD+ and can inform the international negotiations in the UNFCCC process. Read more

 Ask the FMT... ?

How is the FCPF evaluated?

The FCPF Charter provides for periodic evaluations of the FCPF. The first independent, external, evaluation of the program covered the first two years of the Facility's operations 2008 to 2010. The next evaluation will take place in 2015. Three REDD+ countries, three donors, one observer, and one Delivery Partner will serve on a committee to provide oversight to the evaluation. The draft terms of reference are available on the FCPF website and will be updated based on inputs provided.

What is the Readiness Assessment process?

A Readiness Assessment is necessary prior to submission of an ER Program to the Carbon Fund but can also potentially be used by non-Carbon Fund countries to access other sources of REDD+ funding. The Readiness Assessment Framework was adopted by the PC in March 2013. At PC18 in November 2014, the Participants supported the FMT's recommendation for a small, focused review process by the Technical Advisory Panel and Participants Committee building on the in-country multi-stakeholder self-assessment process.

Who are the New Observers to the FCPF Readiness Fund and Carbon Fund?

In the run-up to the 7th meeting of the FCPF Participants Assembly Indigenous Peoples (IP) and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Observers were self-selected by their respective regional constituencies to represent them at FCPF meetings and related proceedings. For the FCPF Readiness Fund, not counting alternates, there are nine Observers total, five for IP (two from Africa, two from Latin America, and one from Asia-Pacific) and four for CSO (one each from Africa, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, and one representing Northern CSO). Constituencies are encouraged to reach out to their respective representative, who is also responsible for reporting back on a regular basis. A complete Observers list with contact information is found below.

FCPF Readiness Fund

Region

Name

Organization

Email

Indigenous Peoples Obervers

South America

Edwin Vasquez Campos

COICA

Evascam1@gmail.com

Anglophone Africa

Daniel Ole Sapit

Community Resource and Development Center

dolesapit@gmail.com

Central America

Onel Masardule

Fundacion para la Promocion del Conocimiento Indigena (FPCI)

masardule@gmail.com

Francophone Africa

Adrien Sinafasi

REPALEF

sinafasiadrien@yahoo.fr

Asia-Pacific

Pasang Dolma Sherpa

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities

pdsherpa2008@gmail.com

Asia-Pacific (alternate)

Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri

Indigenous Peoples' Foundation for Education and Environment (IPF)

kittisak.rattanakrajangsri@gmail.com

CSO Observers

Africa

Augustine Njamnshi

BDCP Cameroon

abnjamnshi@yahoo.com

Asia-Pacific

PENDING SELECTION

 

 

Latin America

Gustavo Sánchez

Red MOCAF

gmocaf@eninfinitum.com

Northern CSOs

Lloyd Gamble

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) US

lloyd.gamble@wwfus.org

FCPF Carbon Fund

Region

Name

Organization

Email

Indigenous Peoples Obervers

Indigenous Peoples

Daniel Ole Sapit

Community Resource and Development Center

dolesapit@gmail.com

Indigenous Peoples

Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri

Indigenous Peoples' Foundation for Education and Environment (IPF)

kittisak.rattanakrajangsri@gmail.com

Indigenous Peoples (alternate)

Grace Balawag

Tebtebba Foundation

grace@tebtebba.org

CSO Observers

Southern CSOs

Augustine Njamnshi

BDCP Cameroon

abnjamnshi@yahoo.com

Northern CSOs

Lloyd Gamble

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) US

lloyd.gamble@wwfus.org

  Voices from the FCPF

"We have come a long way in building a partnership and trustful relation with the FCPF and our REDD+ countries_We the IPs would like to acknowledge and thank sincerely the FCPF program in helping to facilitate the inclusion and participation of IPs at global, regional most importantly national levels. "

-Pasang Dolma Sherpa, IP observer from Asia and Pacific to the PC, FCPF

Events & Deadlines

           Dec 1 - 12, 2014 UNFCCC COP20, Lima, Peru

           Dec 4 2014 FCFP & MINAM Peru COP side event: Piloting REDD+ results based payments at national and subnational scales, Lima, Peru

           Dec 6 - 7, 2014 Global Landscapes Forum Lima, Peru

           April 28 - 30, 2015 12th Carbon Fund Meeting (CF12), Paris, France

           May 18 - 22, 2015 (TBC) 19th Participants Committee Meeting (PC19), Washington, D.C.

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