Unlocking the Commercial, Financial and Economic Opportunities of Forest and Landscape Restoration in Brazil
The gaps on the benefits of restoration affect the creation of an effective national strategy towards this agenda. In order to create strategies to facilitate the achievement of Brazil’s commitment to restore 12 million hectares by 2030, IIS worked together with other actors in the development of the National Plan for the Recovery of Native Vegetation (PLANAVEG).
In order to support PLANAVEG in providing subsidies and tools to improve the restoration in the selected areas, the project “Unlocking the commercial, financial and economic opportunities of Floral and Landscape Restoration in Brazil” was created in order to: formulate guidelines for good restoration practices and priority maps in the Atlantic Forest and Amazon biomes; evaluate opportunities for forest restoration of the landscape in three priority areas, identifying the most efficient and effective available interventions; create new financing mechanisms for restoration activities with WRI Brasil. This project is expected to influence actors in other landscapes in Brazil and adopt similar tools and rules to accelerate the pace of large-scale restoration.
The project was developed and financed by the International Climate Protection Initiative (IKI), Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany, in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) International and the WRI Brasil.