Upscaling Private Forest Landscape Restoration Investments
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. Significant private sector investments are needed for their successful implementation. Key barriers hindering such investments include the lack of bankable projects, the complexity of data requirements for impact and risk monitoring, and the 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.
- Developing IT solution 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.
- Developing GCF concept note to secure future funding of sustainable land use investments.