Financing Flows and Needs to Implement the Non-legally Binding Instrument on all Types of Forests
The eighth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) will consider “Means of Implementation (MoI) for sustainable forest management.” Given the critical importance of the funding issue for the effective implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests (NLBI), the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), through its Advisory Group on Finance, decided to support substantive preparations for the Ad Hoc Expert Group on finance and UNFF8 through an analytical mapping of needs and available sources and mechanisms for funding, taking into account the recent developments, including in the climate change regime. The study is intended to provide systematic and objective analysis of the funding sources and gaps vis-à-vis the NLBI.
The study focuses on external sources, as adequate information on domestic financing is not available. The study is based on existing global and regional-level sources and databases, as well as a survey among bilateral and multilateral sources of funding. Two concepts are used in discussing the results: (i) forestry ODA, referring to what has been classified by OECD/DAC under support to the forestry sector, and (ii) forest ODA, which also includes support to forest conservation.