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World Bank's climate fund initiatives deliver scalable environmental action

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) focus on sustainable forest and land use.

World Bank | Updated: 15-08-2019 07:02 IST | Created: 15-08-2019 07:02 IST
World Bank's climate fund initiatives deliver scalable environmental action
The Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF) works with national policymakers to help shape environmental, energy, and climate change policy to reach meaningful scale and create a lasting, transformative social impact. Image Credit: Pxhere

The World Bank's Climate Change Fund Management Unit is home to climate finance initiatives that deliver innovative and scalable climate and environmental action. With more than $6 billion in the capital these initiatives:

Create partnerships to develop new financial instruments for low-carbon, climate-resilient development,

Build supportive policy and regulatory environments to help lower the cost of capital and dismantle barriers to projects,

Catalyze private sector capital to finance and scale-up climate action.

The Unit's results-based climate finance funds take three approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) focus on sustainable forest and land use. These funds guide readiness and implementation of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), including the testing purchase of REDD+ credits and incentivizing the development and implementation of sustainable land use activities.

The Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF) works with national policymakers to help shape environmental, energy, and climate change policy to reach meaningful scale and create a lasting, transformative social impact.

The Carbon Initiative for Development has a portfolio of programs that support similar emissions reduction projects, often small-scale at the household level. It has developed the Standardized Crediting Framework—a new approach to crediting emission reductions in the post-Kyoto era.

The Unit also includes climate change and environment programs administered through the World Bank with the Green Climate Fund, the Global Environment Facility and the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, and the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience.

The World Bank's carbon finance initiatives have supported activities in 78 countries and have made $2 billion in Emission Reduction payments since the first carbon fund (Prototype Carbon Fund) was launched in 1999.


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