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07 February 2019
English

Info Brief: Exposure to Risks Posed by Unsustainable Land Use: What Can Burmese Banks Do?

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Exposure to Risks Posed by Unsustainable Land Use: What Can Burmese Banks Do?

Land use is the foundation of the Burmese economy. As the Burmese banking sector develops and expands, it will be exposed to new challenges associated with unsustainable land use and deforestation. This brief is the second in a two-part series; the first info brief examined how the Burmese banking sector could be exposed to risk generated through unsustainable land use and deforestation. This second part focuses on measures that Burmese banks can take to minimize any exposure to unsustainable land use and deforestation, while aligning their portfolio with sustainable and profitable businesses that are able to foster and reinforce a healthy functioning environment.

06 February 2019
English

Scoping Private Sector Opportunities in Ethiopia: How to Stimulate Both Economic Development and REDD+ Implementation?

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Scoping Private Sector Opportunities in Ethiopia: How to Stimulate Both Economic Development and REDD+ Implementation?

Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa. Agriculture (subsistence and commercial) employs 80% of the population, contributes to 50% of the gross domestic product and provides 60% of export revenues, highlighting the importance of the sector for Ethiopia’s economy. At the same time, the country is experiencing ongoing deforestation, with agriculture being the principal driver of deforestation in Ethiopia. There are 2 national strategies - the climate-resilience green economy (CRGE) and the second-growth transformation plan (GTP2) - to shift the country to a more sustainable development paradigm while growing to middle-income status by 2025. Ethiopia has ample indigenous bamboo resources: the largest area of bamboo in Africa with 1 million hectares with a potential of 3 million hectares. Based on desk research and interviews, this report concludes that investments in bamboo carry the highest potential to restore, protect or recover forests as Ethiopia committed in 2014 to restore 15 million hectares by 2030. In doing so, there may be possibilities to harness the potential of both international development finance institutions as well as domestic financial institutions, given that Ethiopia is at the moment an underbanked country with little domestic or international funding flowing to forest-friendly projects that contribute to REDD+.

04 February 2019

အ ်ဥ္းခ်ဳပ္ ။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိသစ္ေတာမ်ားႏွင့္ ပတ္သ ္သည့္ ဘဏ္လုပ္ငန္း

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This info brief is in Burmese. This info brief is supported by the UN-REDD Programme and published by the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. It is the first in a two-part series that is intended to demonstrate the economic and financial benefits of a deforestation-free approach to lending and investment in Myanmar and to provide recommendations for financial institutions on how to reduce their exposure to the forest-related risks arising from their clients/ investees’ activities. 

 

ဤအ ်ဥ္းခ်ဳပ္သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၌ ေငြထုတ္ေခ်းျခင္းႏွင့္

ရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံမႈအေပၚ သစ္ေတာျပဳန္းတီးမႈ  င္းလြတ္ေသာ

ခ်ဥ္း ပ္မႈနည္းလမ္း၏ စီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ ဘ႑ာေရး

အ ်ိဳးေ ်းဇူးမ်ား ို သရုပ္ေဖာ္ျပရန္ ရည္ရြယ္ေသာ

ႏွစ္ပိုင္းတြဲအခန္း ဆ ္မွ ပထမပိုင္းျဖစ္သည္။

13 September 2018
English

Economic and Financial Challenges to Scaling Up Sustainable Cocoa Production in Côte d’Ivoire - Executive Summary

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Economic and Financial Challenges to Scaling Up Sustainable Cocoa Production in Côte d’Ivoire - Executive Summary

At the current rate of deforestation, Côte d’Ivoire is in the process of irretrievably losing all its forest cover by 2034. The country is the world’s largest producer of cocoa. The extension of farmland for cocoa cultivation is one of the main drivers of deforestation. Declining soil fertility, diseases, aging plantations and the lack of good agricultural practices have led small cocoa producers in Côte d’Ivoire to seek better yields on forest lands.

12 July 2018
English

Economic and Financial Challenges to Scaling Up Sustainable Cocoa Production in Côte d'Ivoire - Executive Summary

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Economic and Financial Challenges to Scaling Up Sustainable Cocoa Production in Côte d'Ivoire - Executive Summary

Agroforestry can play a key role in addressing the critical situation of Ivorian forests. It would also ensure the future of cocoa farming, a key sector of the country’s economy. To that end, a national agroforestry definition including quantitative elements is needed to guide investments consistently with national policy objectives. It would also harmonize socio-economic and environmental objectives. This study highlights several elements that can guide the development of this definition. The latter should consider the factors that influence cocoa yields in the arbitration between environmental and economic costs and benefits for the different actors in the cocoa value chain.

28 May 2018
English

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CHALLENGES TO SCALING UP SUSTAINABLE COCOA PRODUCTION IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE - executive summary

uploaded by Griet Ingrid Dierckxsens

Côte d’Ivoire has one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world and the fastest in Africa. The most promising solutions to decouple agriculture from deforestation would be to increase agricultural productivity with improved plant material while making use of good practices (intensification) and to plant associated trees in cocoa plantations (agroforestry). 

In 2016, the Permanent REDD+ Executive Secretariat at the Ministry of Environment mandated a framing study on the private investment opportunities in Côte d’Ivoire. The main goal of this study on economic and financing models is to provide the government with useful information to assist ongoing private sector commitments, and to bring strategic data to other related initiatives (including the Cocoa and Forests initiative, the working group Environment and Climate Change from the cocoa sector Private-Public Partnership Platform or the Green Climate Fund). UN Environment is partnering with the European Forest Institute to design tangible financing models for deforestation-free cocoa agriculture by the private sector, in cooperation with the Ivorian state and its partners. The successful uptake of agroforestry in the cocoa production chain is a major component of the analysis.

 

25 May 2018
English

Forestry and Macroeconomic Accounts of Uganda: The Importance of Linking Ecosystem Services to Macroeconomics

uploaded by Griet Ingrid Dierckxsens

Forestry and Macroeconomic Accounts of Uganda: The Importance of Linking Ecosystem Services to Macroeconomics

The purpose of this study is to analyse the economic value of Uganda’s forest resources, where possible, and demonstrate some policy instruments that would alleviate pressure on these natural forest systems.

12 April 2018
English

Integrated Analyses for a REDD+ Strategy in Nigeria with Focus on Cross River State: Report on Private Sector Engagement Status in REDD+ and Recommendations

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Integrated Analyses for a REDD+ Strategy in Nigeria with Focus on Cross River State: Report on Private Sector Engagement Status in REDD+ and Recommendations

Nigeria's forests, which currently extend over 9.6 million hectares, have been rapidly declining over the past decades. The current deforestation rate, estimated at 3.7%, is one of the highest in the world. The REDD+ Strategy for Nigeria intends to enhance the value of standing forests and to incentivize sustainable forest management through a multi-stakeholder approach and a green development perspective.

08 March 2018
English

Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure (Summary for Policy Makers)

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Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure - Summary for Policy Makers

This report analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation. In particular, the report focuses on the extent to which efficiency improvements could address supply deficiency in the forest sector, thereby reducing pressures on existing forests and related emissions.

07 March 2018
English

Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure (Full Report)

uploaded by Griet Ingrid Dierckxsens

Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure

This report analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation. In particular, the report focuses on the extent to which efficiency improvements could address supply deficiency in the forest sector, thereby reducing pressures on existing forests and related emissions.

01 December 2016
English

Info Brief 6: Reducing Deforestation, Increasing Profits: The Business Case for Indonesian Palm Oil Companies

uploaded by Florian Eisele

Increases in the production of agricultural commodities such as palm oil will continue to lead to tropical deforestation and hamper the achievement of REDD+ objectives if there are no significant changes to production practices and modes, to the structure of supply chains, and to public policy and regulation.

10 December 2015
Spanish

ACADEMIA REDD+ Diario de Aprendizaje MODULO 10: Enfoques para la Asignacion de Incentivos

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Diario de Aprendizaje de la Academia REDD+: Modulo 10: Enfoques para la Asignación de Incentivos

Determine por qué los enfoques o mecanismos para la asignación de incentivos son una herramienta clave que influye en el comportamiento de los actores involucrados con el fin de alinear acciones hacia objetivos de REDD+. Este módulo muestra algunas de las características principales y consideraciones para el diseño de un enfoque de asignación de incentivos. 

10 December 2015
Spanish

ACADEMIA REDD+ Diario de Aprendizaje MODULO 9: Financiamiento de REDD+

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Diario de Aprendizaje de la Academia REDD+: Modulo 9: Financiamiento de REDD

Ahonde sobre por qué la mobilización de recursos financieros para REDD+ requiere de un enfoque multi-dimensional que incluye cumplir con los criterios para acceso a pagos basados en resultados de la CMNUCC y transversalizar REDD+ con los esfuerzos nacionales hacia economías bajas en carbono. Este módulo presenta la escala y alcance de los retos globales de financiación de REDD+ y las posibles alternativas para un cambio de paradigma hacia una nueva economía.

 

25 November 2015
French

Journal d’Apprentissage de l'ACADEMIE REDD+ Module 10 : APPROCHES RELATIVES AU PARTAGE DES BENEFICES

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Journal d’Apprentissage de l'ACADÉMIE REDD+ Module 10 : Approches relatives au partage des bénéfices

 

Déterminez pourquoi les systèmes d’allocation des incitations (SAI), ou mécanismes de partage des bénéfices, constituent un instrument important pour influer sur le comportement des parties prenantes et aligner leurs actions avec les objectifs de REDD+. Ce module présente certaines des caractéristiques clés des SAI et les éléments à considérer pour les construire.

 

 

25 November 2015
French

Journal d’Apprentissage de l'ACADEMIE REDD+ Module 9 : FINANCEMENT DE LA REDD+

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

 

Journal d’Apprentissage de l'ACADÉMIE REDD+ Module 9 : Financement de la REDD+

 

Apprenez pourquoi la mobilisation de ressources financières pour REDD+ comporte plusieurs volets comme la conformité avec les critères de la CCNUCC pour l’accès aux paiements basés sur les résultats, et l’alignement de REDD+ avec la planification vers une économie verte. Ce module introduit l’ampleur et la portée des défis associés à la finance mondiale pour REDD+, et présente les voies possibles pour changer de paradigme vers une nouvelle économie.

 

 

08 September 2015
French

Le rôle des forêts dans la transformation vers une économie verte en Afrique

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Ce rapport présente une analyse du rôle des forêts d'Afrique dans l'avenir des économies vertes du continent. Il dénonce des réalités sombres et problématiques pour les populations, les marchés et les écosystèmes d'Afrique du fait de la déforestation et de la dégradation constantes des forêts. Toutefois, il offre aussi un aperçu du potentiel positif des forêts alors que les pays s'orientent vers des économies vertes durables et efficaces dans l'utilisation qu'elles font des ressources.

S'appuyant sur des études de cas issues de l'Afrique du Sud, du Cameroun, de l'Éthiopie, du Ghana, du Kenya et du Mozambique, ce rapport se penche sur les succès et les échecs, les obstacles et les opportunités pour les forêts d'Afrique. Il en ressort clairement que la prise de décisions démocratique et le leadership local sont cruciaux pour tirer des avantages durables de ce capital naturel. L'accès au financement et à des investissements verts sera aussi impératif.

Les décideurs feraient bien de s'inspirer des prescriptions rationnelles de ce rapport pour lier la planification REDD+ à une économie verte et à des
investissements durables. Dans bien des pays, la transformation vers une économie verte durable sera tributaire d'un développement des forêts résolument tourné vers l'avenir – ces forêts qui sont l'un des écosystèmes les plus importants et les plus riches d'Afrique.

 

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