After 18 months of careful preparations, the formation of a representative Steering Committee consisting of non-state actors and agreement on an initial work plan, civil society leaders and observers to the CIF’s trust fund (TF) committees launched the Stakeholder Advisory Network (SAN) on Climate Finance at COP 22 in Marrakech.
During the recent World Forestry Congress, Ugandan civil society observer to the Forest Investment Program (FIP) of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Executive Director of Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Gertrude Kenyangi Kabusimbi was conferred with the 2015 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award.
On May 28, 2015, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) co-hosted an open dialogue session in the AfDB’s Civil Society Organization (CSO) Forum in the margins of its Annual Meetings in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. In the session, participants used as a jumping-off point the CIF’s unique multi-stakeholder approach, with the AfDB serving as a key implementing agency and partner.
An innovative new grant program for fighting forest loss is putting project design and funding decisions in the hands of indigenous peoples and local communities and giving them the power to set priorities and implement programs aimed at conserving their natural environment. Several members of forest communities say they see it as a unifying platform they can use to make their voices heard and to tackle forest loss and climate change on their own terms.
A UN briefing that will introduce the three main vehicles for public sector climate finance: the Climate Investment Funds, the Global Environment Facility, and the Green Climate
Multi-stakeholder engagement is a hallmark of the CIF, and nowhere has this process been put to the test as in Peru, the last pilot country of the CIF’s Forest Investment Program (FIP) to finalize its investment plan, which was endorsed today by the CIF governing bodies for $50 million. Delays have proven to be necessary to ensure all stakeholders, particularly indigenous peoples, have had a voice in this critical planning stage.
Peru has secured $50 million in funding from the Forest Investment Program (FIP) to be invested in activities that will fight deforestation and forest degradation throughout the country. Peru's investment plan was approved in the FIP Sub Committee that took place in Washington, D.C. on October 30. The plan was presented by a high-level delegation from Peru, composed by members of key Ministries and representatives of indigenous people groups from the country.
Sustainable activities undertaken by indigenous, quilombola and other traditional Cerrado peoples will be funded by the World Bank and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).
Read updates on Tajikistan's PPCR projects for climate-proofing hydro power, strengthening hydromet and climate services, building capacity, supporting rural communities in adopting sustainable land management practices, and building climate resilience in the Pyanj River Basin.
With African Development Bank support, Ghana has received $9.75 million approval from the FIP to undertake the Engaging Local Communities in REDD+/Enhancement of Carbon Stocks project to help reduce deforestation and forest degradation, increase carbon stocks, and reduce poverty by engaging communities in land management approaches that generate financial and environmental benefits for them.