The work-stream on REDD+ and Sustainable Land Use focuses on helping to ensure that land resources, globally but particularly in forested developing countries, are used in a way that simultaneously: (i) enables sustainable agricultural and economic development locally and globally (ii) ensures the health and stability of forest and other ecosystems and the continued provision of their services at the required scale, and (iii) reduces greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation to levels in line with the 2 degrees target.

UNEP FI’s work on REDD+ and Sustainable Land Use supports financial institutions, governments, the international community and other stakeholders in making progress towards the above vision through a programme of work targeted at – and in partnership with – financial markets and the investment community, locally and globally.

The Good Growth Partnership is advancing technical capabilities to finance sustainable commodity supply chains. The work focuses on three commodities (beef, palm oil and soy) and four countries – Paraguay, Brazil, and Indonesia, and Liberia. The partners include UNEP FI, UNDP, IFC, UNEP-WCMC, WWF and others. Work is funded by the Global Environment Facility.

The Restoration Initiative develops bankable projects to contribute to the restoration and maintenance of critical landscapes which provide global environmental benefits and more resilient economic development. It provides technical assistance for nature-based solutions in 10 countries including China, Pakistan, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe. The work is co-led by IUCN, FAO and UNEP and funded by the Global Environment Facility.

UN REDD Programme: UNEP FI provides technical assistance and capacity building to develop business models for sustainable production across a range of agricultural commodities in countries including Vietnam, Costa Rica, Kenya and Ivory Coast. Work is funded through a multi-donor trust fund managed by UNDP.