Swiss Contribution to the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN)
Many developing countries do not have the capacity to tap the different financial opportunities available for financing sustainable forest management (SFM). The Swiss contribution to the Global Forest Finance Facilitation Network (GFFFN) will provide catalytic support in the form of capacity building and technical expertise to promote the development of meaningful action and finance.
Climate change and environment
- United Nations Department on Economic and Social Affairs
|Background||Many countries around the world still lack the capacity needed to tap financial resources for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). During the past decade, significant additional international public financing for forests has become available. The Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN) bridges the gap that will allow countries – in particular the less advantaged - to make better use of the diverse available opportunities.|
|Objectives||The outcomes of the GFFFN’s catalytic measures are expected to make significant measurable contributions to increased resources mobilization for sustainable forest management (SFM). And improve the efficiency and effectiveness of forest financing from all sources. These financial contributions will enhance the increased economic, social and environmental benefits from expanded SFM implementation in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.|
|Target groups||Interested parties, governmental services and national and subnational level and non-governmental stakeholders that are responsible for the management of the permanent forest estate, both for production and protection.|
|Medium-term outcomes||The catalytic measures of the GFFFN are expected to make significant measurable contributions to increased resources mobilization of financial resources; and improved efficiency and effectiveness of forest financing from all sources. These contributions will enhance the increased economic, social and environmental benefits from expanded Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) implementation in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.|
Support to three country assistance ‘packages’
One large regional and one small sub-regional training event
Contribution to the establishment and operation of data base
Results from previous phases: No insights from previous phase available. Recent months have seen a sharp increase in the request for support through the GFFFN by UNFF member countries – a trend that is likely to continue as the instrument gains further profile.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
United Nations Organization (UNO)
|Coordination with other projects and actors||
Close coordination with the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) having the lead for the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF). Positions to be brought into UNFF will be further discussed with JUSCANZ – the informal consultative body under the UN.
At the operational level, synergies will be realized with ongoing operational work of GPCCE and other global programmes; and SFM-related activities of SDC’s South Cooperation Department.
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 400’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 400’000|
|Project phases||Phase 1 15.12.2018 - 31.12.2023 (Current phase)|