Amazon Fund (Fundo Amazônia)

The Amazon Fund was created to raise donations so that investments can be made in efforts to prevent, monitor and combat deforestation, as well as to promote the conservation and sustainable use of forests in the Amazon Biome. Although the Amazon Fund was created by the Brazilian government and is managed by a public bank, it is a private fund. Activities supported include management of public forests and protected areas, environmental control, monitoring and inspection, sustainable forest managments, recovery of deforested areas, along with other activities. Eligible applicants include a variety of entities including government agencies, research institutions and civil society organizations.

Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
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Understand steps to access
Know what activities are eligible for support
Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services, Forestry and Land-Use
Type of support provider 
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, International organization
Fund size 

The Norwegian commitment established annual donations until 2015, totaling USD 1 billion. In December 2010, the Amazon Fund received its second donation, from the government of Germany, through its Development Bank (KfW), which has committed to contributing USD 27.8 million.

Co-financing required 
Trustee or administrator 
Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
Contact information
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