Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) seeks to influence the international climate policy process by adding momentum to finalising an international REDD+ agreement, contributing to the detail of the emerging mechanisms and establishing real examples through national-level agreements with key REDD+ relevant countries. Strands of influence include impact on climate negotiations; the support of bilateral and multilateral initiatives; support towards building the necessary institutional frameworks; and the development of a body of practices and methods by funding research and policy advocacy by a wide range of non-governmental organisations and research organisations. Between 2008 and 2010 approximately 3.4billion Norwegian kroner had been disbursed, primarily through bilateral / multi-bilateral partnerships of through multilateral channels The scope of this evaluation was to assess the NICFI contribution to the development of an international REDD+ regime in the following areas:
The team found that the NICFI contribution to the advancement of REDD+ within the international negotiations on a climate change agreement beyond 2012 has been substantial and it is unlikely that this section of the draft climate change agreement would have developed to its current form without the input of NICFI. However, the greatest overall risk to further progress is that a climate change agreement will not be achieved and the team recommended that NICFI consider what might happen in a situation of gradual evolution of a post 2012 regime. This recommendation is currently being acted upon by NICFI. Contact Philippa Lincoln for further details. Download the Report here.