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Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)

Through its International Climate and Forest Initiative, the Norwegian government aims at supporting efforts to slow, reduce and eventually halt greenhouse gas emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). As the world fights to avoid dangerous climate change, REDD+ is gaining recognition as one of the timeliest, most significant and most cost-effective tools at our disposal.The Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative has the following key objectives:

  1. To contribute to the international climate agreement under the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) being an efficient means for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation
  2. To contribute to early actions for measurable emission reductions from deforestation and forest degradation
  3. To promote the conservation of primary forests, due to their particular importance as carbon stores and for their biological diversity.
Support provider 
Norway
Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Complying with UNFCCC commitments
Steps to access  

The application process consists of two stages.

(1) Submission of a 5-page concept note, and
(2) a full project document for invited applicants that have been selected based on the concept note.

Concept notes are currently being accepted, and should describe the essence of the project. The format of the concept note can be found here.

Relevant Resources and Documents 

Climate objective 
Mitigation
Sectors and themes 
Forestry and Land-Use, Jobs and Livelihoods
Type of support provider 
Bilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level, Non-profit or civil society organization
Fund size 

Norway has pledged up to NOK 3 billion a year to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries.

Co-financing required 
No
Trustee or administrator 
NICFI, The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
Contact information 
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/climate-and-environment/climate/climate-and-forest-initiative/id2000712/