BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (BioCF-ISFL)

The BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (BioCF-ISFL) is a multilateral fund managed by the World Bank catalysing the development of low-carbon rural economies, fostering livelihoods and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector. It engages national and sub-national governments and the private sector through impact-based payment systems. Switzerland has an interest piloting such incentive systems in order to shape development cooperation that is fit for the future.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Canbiamento climatico ed ambiente
Politica di riforestazione
Environmental policy
01.12.2018 - 31.12.2030
CHF  10’000’000
Contesto Two of the world’s most pressing challenges – climate change and rural poverty – are inextricably linked. Global greenhouse gas emissions from land use account for nearly one-quarter of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. Agricultural expansion is the leading driver of deforestation globally, yet agriculture is also a major force for economic growth in developing countries. The BioCF-ISFL works in an integrative manner to incentivize alternative development pathways in these competing sectors to replace unsustainable practices and policies that are resulting in deforestation and land-and forest degradation.

As per the BioCF-ISFL logframe:

Contribute to low carbon development by delivering benefits to communties and reducing greenhous gas emissions in BioCF- ISFL program areas and catalyzing progress beyond the BioCF-ISFL.

As per Swiss Climate Change policy/SDC-GPCCE:

Learning from BioCF-ISFL delivery mechanisms for globally upscaling mitigation approaches in the land-use sector (fulfilling international mitigation targets and achieving the goals of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)).

Gruppi target Client countries in Africa, Tropical America and Indonesia/governments (national and sub-national level), citizens (including women), private/ corporate sector (both global and domestic)
Effetti a medio termine

Impacts in BioCF-ISFL countries as per the BioCF-ISFL logframe:

  • Improved land management and land use, including forests;
  • Benefits for land users;
  • Leveraged partnerships with and between the public and private sectors to advance the BioCF-ISFL vision and approach.

Swiss expectations:

  • Advanced application of impact-based payment systems;
  • Mobilised Swiss private sector (public-private partnerships).

Risultati principali attesi:  

Swiss expectations:

  • Fostering a broad land use-based mitigation approach in which forests play a key role; prevention of further environmental degradation;
  • Drawing lessons to shape other multilateral instruments, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF);
  • Bringing to the table expertise in mobilizing the private sector to engage in the international efforts;
  • Switzerland engages as a strategic, like-minded partner in programme steering.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Istituzione finanziaria internazionale
  • Banca mondiale - Banca internazionale per la ricostruzione e lo sviluppo

Altri partner
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), UN-REDD, Forest Investment Program (FIP), PROFOR, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Green Climate Fund (GCF), United Convention on Biological Diversity (UN-CBD)
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    10’000’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    10’000’000