Unlocking Forest Finance (UFF) brings together NGOs, environmental and social sector safeguarding institutes, financial sector experts and strategic advisors including Credit Suisse, European Investment Bank and Althelia Ecosphere. UFF is managed by the Global Canopy Programme, a UK nonprofit with a strong track record of implementing international projects to address tropical deforestation.
The project relied on a number of local partners: Environmental Services Development Company (CDSA) in Acre, Brazil, the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), in Mato Grosso, Brazil, and the Centre for Development and Research in Upper Amazonia (CEDISA) in San Martin, Peru.
Other implementing partners and subcontractors are: The National Agricultural University of La Molina (UNALM) in San Martín, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-UK, and other WWF offices), Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), Vivid Economics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the National Institute for Space Research – Centre for Earth Systems Science (INPE-CCST).
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.
Replicating Unlocking Forest Finance in other regions
UFF is actively engaging with a number of other tropical forest regions across Latin America and Asia to develop tailored strategies to support their transition to sustainable landscape practices. Please get in touch to find out how we can help governments, corporations financial institutions and other realise the economic, environmental and social opportunities that such a transition can bring.