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Upscaling Private FLR Investments in Latin America

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Country
Paraguay, Peru and El Salvador
Duration
03/2019 - 02/2022
Client
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU)

In the context of the Bonn Challenge, Latin American countries have committed to ambitious forest landscape restoration targets, which play a key role in achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement. For their successful implementation, significant private sector investments are needed. Key barriers hindering such investments include a lack of bankable projects, the complexity of data requirements for impact and risk monitoring, and a lack of suitable financial products for sustainable land use investments. In the framework of the German funded International Climate Initiative, UNIQUE implemented preparatory investment measures, and created feasible projects for potential investors in collaboration with a range of sustainable impact investors, and agricultural extension service providers on the ground.

Our contribution

  • Development of IT solutions to monitor the impacts and risks of sustainable land use investments.
  • Sourcing of investment-ready forest landscape restoration projects.
  • Capacity building and knowledge sharing with interested parties in forest landscape investments.
  • Development of GCF concept note to secure future funding of sustainable land use investments.

News

2019/10/25

Policy brief - Economics of Forest Landscape Restoration

Publication 'Policy brief - Economics of Forest Landscape Restoration' online
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2019/10/25
Publication 'Economics of Forest Landscape Restoration' online
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2019/10/22^
Publication 'Coffee production in the face of climate change: Country profiles' online
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2019/10/09
Publication 'Kommunikation braucht IT' online
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2019/10/09
Publication 'Datenschutz im Wald' online
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Forest investments

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Since 2002 UNIQUE manages natural forests and forest plantations in Paraguay according to the internationally recognized criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

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Company Mission Statement

Who we are
We are an internationally leading German consulting company for forest management and sustainable land use. Our clients are private companies and non-governmental organizations, as well as public institutions such as ministries, forest administrations, development banks and organizations implementing development cooperation. We provide comprehensive support in addressing technical, political and economic challenges in the land use sector - from project planning through implementation to evaluation. Together with our subsidiary companies, we sustainably manage natural forests and forest plantations in Paraguay on behalf of institutional investors.

Our ambition: sustainability, quality and customer orientation
Our consulting services and the management of our forests are bound to economic, environmental and social sustainability. Our work supports the implementation of innovative concepts for efficient and sustainable land use worldwide. In these activities, we orient ourselves according to internationally accepted standards and respective certification schemes. This also applies to our commitment to the excellent professional quality of our services as well as customer satisfaction, which we regard as the basis for long-term relationships and trustworthy cooperation. We are a learning organization and continuously improve the quality of our services - through transparency, quality management and communication with our clients.

Our values and how we implement them
Our employees are the core of the company and their motivation and knowledge are the most important assets of UNIQUE. Their identification with the company, its goals and principles, is very important to us. We practice a participatory leadership style with opportunities for codetermination, a culture of dynamic feedback and the principle of high individual responsibility. We learn together with our partners, and promote the professional and social skills and the personal development of our employees. Our corporate responsibility and commitment to sustainability is ensured through ISO quality management certification and by adhering to FSC principles and criteria.

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