Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)

Through its International Climate and Forest Initiative, the Norwegian government aims at supporting efforts to slow, reduce and eventually halt greenhouse gas emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). As the world fights to avoid dangerous climate change, REDD+ is gaining recognition as one of the timeliest, most significant and most cost-effective tools at our disposal. The Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative's main objective is to reduce and reverse the loss of tropical forests and contribute to a stable climate, protect biodiversity and enhance sustainable development. Two sub-goals include: i) contributing to sustainable land use; and ii) contributing to reduced pressure on forests from global markets.

Support provider 
Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Information on how to...

Access information on application procedures here. The Ministry may also be approached directly with requests for funding. More information can be found here.

Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Forestry and Land-Use, Jobs
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level, Non-profit or civil society organization
Fund size 

Norway has pledged up to NOK 3 billion a year to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. The NICFI mandate extends until 2030.

Co-financing required 
Trustee or administrator 
NICFI, The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
Contact information
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