Forest Carbon Partnership Facility - Forest Carbon Fund

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, and Indigenous Peoples focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (activities commonly referred to as REDD+).

The FCPF has two separate but complementary funding mechanisms — the Readiness Fund and the Carbon Fund.

The Carbon Fund provides payments for verified emission reductions from REDD+ programs in countries that have made considerable progress towards REDD+ readiness. Carbon Funds payments are designed to help countries and their stakeholders achieve long-term sustainability in financing forest conservation. They are intended to help reduce climate change impacts from forest loss and degradation by making forests more valuable standing than cut down.

Assistance is divided into four main categories:

  • General Economic Policies and Regulations: taxation, subsidies, rural credit, certification, law enforcement)
  • Forest Policies and Regulations: taxation, subsidies, certification, concession regimes, securing land tenure and land rights, forest law, governance and enforcement, zoning, protected areas, payments for environmental services (PES)
  • Forest Management: forest fires, reduced impact logging, reforestation
  • Rural Development: community development, rural electrification, community forestry
Support provider 
Australia, BP Technology Ventures, Canada, CDC Climate, European Commission, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, The Nature Conservancy, United Kingdom, United States
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Information on how to...

Understand steps to access
Access readiness and preparatory support
Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Forestry and Land-Use
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level
Co-financing required 
Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information
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