Posted by Rocio Sanz Cortes on Tue 08/04/2015

A couple days ago, some friends asked me about my recent trip to Democratic Republic of Congo for the Forest Investment Program (FIP). I enthused about the forest investment projects I visited, the dedicated colleagues I met, and the value of monitoring and reporting or “M&R.” Pardon? Come again? M&R? Clearly, I had lost my friends.  

Posted by Rocio Sanz Cortes on Mon 07/20/2015

Logging industry workers, Mexico.Approximately one-third of Mexico’s total territory—64 million hectares— is covered by tropical and temperate forest ecosystems. It is estimated that about 10 million people live in and around forested areas, many of who directly depend on forest resources for maintaining their livelihoods1.

Posted by Martin Craig Hall on Tue 07/07/2015

FIP Pilot Countries meeting participantsIt was a welcome and a reunion.  The Forest Investment Program (FIP) met in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from June 23rd to 25th, and new countries, existing countries, FIP Observers, Multilateral Development Banks, representatives from Indigenous People, the private sector, and civil society all came together to share knowledge and experiences as part of the FIP family.

Posted by Thomas Legrand on Mon 06/22/2015

Payment for Environmental Services (PES) has been already explored widely as a promising tool for natural resources management, particularly for forest conservation in the context of REDD+; but there has been little exploration of its potential for Africa.

Posted by Mafalda Duarte on Mon 12/08/2014

Baixo Limpopo Irrigation and Climate Resilience Project survey
Surveyor takes GPS coordinates on a water-control canal for the Baixo Limpopo Irrigation and Climate Resilience Project near Xai Xais Mozambique. 

Posted by Matt Pueschel on Tue 12/02/2014

Iscar Blanco, of Voice of America, speaks to reporters at a journalism training on climate change (hosted with CIF) about the importance of covering relatable, accessible stories on the theme.Iscar Blanco, of Voice of America, speaks to reporters at a journalism training on clim

Posted by Andrea Kutter on Wed 10/15/2014

CIF map - Africa & AtlanticClimate Investment Funds recently contributed to the Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014 : Climate Change and Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa  (pgs. 103 – 105.)  This included sharing case studies from our experience on the ground.

Posted by Juliana Braga on Thu 08/07/2014

ABC Cerrado initiative meetingThe world population is on track to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. With this in mind, Brazilian agriculture experts are urgently trying to develop a sustainable system capable of addressing a strain on the global food supply through new agriculture technologies to increase productivity with low carbon emissions.

Posted by Michele de Nevers on Tue 07/22/2014

Money and plants

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit in Copenhagen in 2009 developed countries committed to “a goal” of raising $100 billion per year by 2020 to help developing countries to cut carbon emissions and to reduce the dangerous impacts of climate change on their economic development.