Posted by Madhavi Pillai on Wed 09/09/2015

Meeting participantsEven a volcanic eruption, an airport closure, and an earthquake couldn’t stop the Global Steering Committee (GSC) meeting for the Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM) taking place in Indonesia from July 25-27.  

Posted by Ian Hamilton on Tue 08/11/2015
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is often known for political instability, civil strife and poverty.  However, for many, DRC is better known for its vast forest resources. The country is home to Africa’s largest biome, covering nearly two-thirds of its landmass. 60%, or 155 million hectares, of the Congo Basin Forest system falls within the borders of DRC. This area of tropical forest, roughly the same size as France, is the world’s second largest forest system. It is responsible for the storage of 8% of the carbon contained in the Earth’s living forests.
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.