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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility - Forest Carbon Fund

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, and Indigenous Peoples focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (activities commonly referred to as REDD+).

The FCPF has two separate but complementary funding mechanisms — the Readiness Fund and the Carbon Fund.

The Carbon Fund provides payments for verified emission reductions from REDD+ programs in countries that have made considerable progress towards REDD+ readiness. Assistance is divided into four main categories: General Economic Policies and Regulations (taxation, subsidies, rural credit, certification, law enforcement). Forest Policies and Regulations (taxation, subsidies, certification, concession regimes, securing land tenure and land rights, forest law, governance and enforcement, zoning, protected areas, payments for environmental services (PES)). Forest Management (forest fires, reduced impact logging, reforestation). Rural Development (community development, rural electrification, community forestry).

Support provider 
Australia, BP Technology Ventures, Canada, CDC Climate, European Commission, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, The Nature Conservancy, United Kingdom, United States
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Steps to access  

The Forest Carbon Fund is not currently providing support to additional countries.

Climate objective 
Mitigation
Sectors and themes 
Forestry and Land-Use
Type of support provider 
Other
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level
Fund size 

USD 390 million

Co-financing required 
Yes
Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information 
http://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/carbon-fund-0