Bioeconomy Investments in the Amazon Region

Countries

Various America

Duration

2021
2021

Client

Interamerikanische Entwicklungsbank

The Amazon is adversely impacted by climate change. High levels of deforestation and increasing temperatures threaten ecosystems, local livelihoods, and jeopardize the Amazon’s ability to absorb and store carbon. To support the region, IDB developed a program for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) that finances investments in the bioeconomy. These investments deliver sustainable solutions to reduce the impacts of climate change and strengthen resilience in the Amazon. Unique was hired to support IDB with the elaboration of climate risk and vulnerability assessments at basin and country level. Unique also developed the program’s financial and economic model, the technical assistance budget, and supported IDB with the GCF review process. The program was approved by GCF in October 2021 (FP173).

  • Elaboration of climate risk and vulnerability assessments for the Amazon region and seven target countries
  • Revision of the program’s feasibility study
  • Development of the economic and financial model for the program
  • Development of the program’s technical assistance budget
  • Provision of support during the GCF review process

Recent projects in selected country

Various America
Forestry| Agriculture| Climate| Private impact investments
Various America
2019
2019
Forestry| Agriculture| Climate| Private impact investments
Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) – Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina
Various America
Forestry| Agriculture| Climate
Various America
2017
2017
Forestry| Agriculture| Climate
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Various America
Forestry
Various America
2016
2016
Various America
Forestry| Private impact investments
Various America
2013
2013
Forestry| Private impact investments
BID / Guyra