Public funding for forest landscape restoration
Posted on 20 October 2022
Report aims to expand understanding of the public sector's role and interest in forest landscape restoration.In addition to halting deforestation and sustainably managing forests, forest landscape restoration (FLR) is one of the most critical climate mitigation and adaptation tools available, and is also crucial to restoring nature and biodiversity. FLR is also important for meeting multiple political target-setting exercises related to restoration, such as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), and the Bonn Challenge, which aims to bring 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes under restoration by 2035.
Governments and public sector multilateral donors are critical funders of FLR. Future funding needs for FLR have been estimated at up to EUR €49 billion per year. In order to meet such needs, a better understanding of
the role and interests of public sector donors is necessary.
This report seeks to better understand:
- whether and how public sector donors are engaging in FLR
- what type of FLR projects and activities they finance
- the extent of their financial commitments to FLR
- their future priorities related to FLR