Sustainable Forests

Strategic forest sector investments contribute to economic and social development, and enhanced ecosystems

FOREST INVESTMENT PROGRAM

ACHIEVING A TRIPLE WIN

Covering nearly a third of all land on Earth, forests are essential for livelihoods and jobs, habitats for animals, soil and water conservation, and carbon capture and storage. Since 1990, the world has lost 129 million hectares of forests—an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa—due to agricultural expansion, conversion to pasture land, infrastructure development, destructive logging, and fires. The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is empowering developing countries to manage natural resources in a way

that achieves the triple win of being good for forests, good for development, and good for the climate. It provides direct investments to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. FIP grants and low-interest loans help governments, communities, and business stakeholders work together to achieve sustainable solutions supporting the people and economies that rely on forests while maintaining the important environment services that forests provide.

 

BRAZIL-MOZAMBIQUE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

Brazil and Mozambique share similar types of forests (the Miombo in Mozambique and the Cerrado in Brazil) and a common challenge: how to ensure forests contribute to rural livelihoods. Specialists from both countries met to exchange knowledge and best practices in sustainable forest management.

Expected Results Highlights

31 MILLION HECTARES OF FOREST LANDSCAPE

Expected to benefit from improved management delivered by 16 FIP projects being implemented in six countries—equivalent to the size of Cote d'Ivoire.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIF PORTFOLIO

For a decade, the CIF has built a portfolio of over 300 investments in 72 developing and middle-income countries to scale up renewable energy and clean technologies, mainstream climate resilience in development plans and action, and support the sustainable management of forests.