Natural Climate Solutions: Monthly News & Reports Summary

News stories from May 2021

Recent consultations   

Policy & Market Developments  

  • World Bank FCPF: On 12 May, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility ERPA with the Dominican Republic was signed, for US$25 million. This marks 14 FCPF countries (Chile, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, Republic of Congo, Vietnam and Dominican Republic) that now have ERPAs signed with the World Bank for a total contract value of nearly $670 million.
  • HSBC unveils $100m WWF/WRI partnership to fund climate start-ups. The Climate Solutions Partnership will focus on start-ups addressing biodiversity and transitioning energy growth to renewables in Asia.
  • UNEP Data Reporting Tool: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Data Reporting Tool (DaRT) allows Parties to multilateral environmental agreements to facilitate monitoring of progress toward the global goals and targets to which National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans are mapped. DaRT also brings together information from other tools and information sources – such as the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

Recent Reports

Other reports

Upcoming events

  • Institute of International Finance: Understanding Natural Capital and Nature-Based Solutions. Wednesday, June 2 at 9.30 AM EDT / 3.30 PM CEST. Registration details available here.
  • FCPF Carbon Fund Meeting: The World’s Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s (FCPF) next Carbon Fund (CF23) meeting is being held virtually on 15 June.
  • Carbon Forestry 2021: 16 June 2021, Rotorua, New Zealand and Online. Programme available here.
  • IETA LIVE Series: ICROA and Verra are co-hosting a virtual event, The Voluntary Market and Climate Finance: Driving Finance Where It’s Most Needed, taking place on 30 June.
  • Farming in a climate neutral Europe: 5 July 2021, see event details.