The Norwegian Climate and Forest funding scheme for civil society is an integrated and strategic component of the Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative ( NICFI ). From 2009 to 2012 Norad has supported 46 projects which have contributed in various ways to the work on REDD+ . In 2013 we entered a second phase of the funding scheme selecting 42 projects out of almost 700 proposed concepts.
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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)Addressing large-scale drivers of deforestation in the Mekong
The project focus on understanding and addressing large-scale drivers of deforestation from outside the forest sector in the Mekong region, and demonstrating land-use planning for multiple goals at a landscape scale.
Center for Global Development (CGD) and Climate AdvisersCreating Demand for REDD+
Conservation of the world’s remaining tropical forests is a crucial and urgent component of reducing the emissions from heat-trapping gases in order to hold the mean global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius, widely regarded as the tipping point beyond which climate change will become rapid and irreversible. It is in the self-interest of rich countries to offer incentives for such forest conservation and advances in remote monitoring using satellite data make it possible to verify compliance, making forest conservation a perfect candidate for pay-for-performance financing.
RECOFTCGrassroots capacity building for REDD+ in Asia
Sustainable and additional global emission reductions from reduced deforestation and forest degradation, social benefits for forest-dependent peoples and environmental benefits for rainforest ecosystems have been achieved.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)Improving forest governance through independent monitoring in the Democratic Republic of Congo
This project will contribute to transparent forest governance in tropical forests. The proposed forest governance alliance will provide unprecedented transparency on the actors, causes, and responses to deforestation in DRC.
European Federation for Transport & Environment (T&E)Market Transformation: Shifting Demand to Deforestation-Free Vegetable Oil and Other Commodities
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to end deforestation and peatland conversion for palm oil, cutting palm oil related emissions by approximately five gigatons CO2eq per decade.
Wetlands InternationalSustainable Peatlands for People and Climate (SPPC)
The project will plan for sustainable tropical peat swamp landscapes; address emissions, land subsidence and flooding issues.
CARE NorwayREDD+ Social and Environmental Standards: supporting countries to develop REDD+ safeguard information systems. (REDD+ SES supporting Safeguard Information Systems)
This project will support countries in developing REDD+ safeguard information systems (REDD+ SES) through capacity building, technical support and influence on policy and practice.
GLOBE InternationalThe GLOBE Legislators’ Forest Initiative (GLFI)
This project will strengthen legislation and parliamentary scrutiny functions in a group of forested developing countries in support of national REDD+ efforts.
Perkumpulan Samdhana Institute, SamdhanaCommunity Engagement in Low Emissions Development
The project will assist indigenous peoples, local communities, community based organizations and local NGO`s to participate effectively in REDD+ and climate change mitigation analysis, methodology development and implementation in Indonesia and Myanmar.
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Association (VCSA)Developing and piloting integrated Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) accounting and verification frameworks linked to new sources of finance.
By leveraging the VCS JNR framework, the project will link the development of national and subnational REDD+ policies and programs, generate valuable lessons for other host governments and international policymakers, and catalyze new financing for REDD+ that leverage existing and emerging results-based funding mechanisms and investment.