The Norwegian climate and forest funding to civil society: key results 2013-2015

The Norwegian climate and forest funding to civil society: key results 2013-2015

Civil society is an important complement to the bilateral and multilateral support under Norway’s Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). From indigenous peoples’ networks, through watchdogs and knowledge and service providers, they help ensure accountability in, and sustainability of, efforts to reduce deforestation in tropical forests.
This report sums up results achieved by the 42 civil society actors who received support from NICFI through the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation in the period 2013-2015. The following achievements can be highlighted:

  • An estimated 3,8 million people made their main income/livelihood from sustainable land use in targeted landscapes.
  • 13 organisations report that Indigenous Peoples and forest dependent communities gained land rights with support from the organisations.
  • 19 organisations report to have contributed to emissions reductions. Examples of activities to reduce emissions may include influencing companies, developing new and alternative sources of income, or influencing REDD+ programs.
  • The report is structured around the three goals for this grant scheme. The fact base for the report are the common indicators filled out by each organization, and examples of results submitted by the organisations.

 

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