Through MFF, we have been appointed by the UK government to invest up to £150 million across a mix of investment funds and direct investments in selected tropical forest regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
MFF will target projects in two categories:
MFF highlights the UK’s commitment to raise climate ambition and promote nature-based solutions to tackle the drivers of climate change and biodiversity loss; mobilize financing to protect and restore critical ecosystems; build resilience and kick-start a just rural transition towards sustainable land use to benefit people, climate and nature.
MFF will offer long term financing up to 15 years to a mix of fund and direct investments. The geographic scope includes countries in Africa, South-East Asia and Latin America, that have important tropical forests. Up to 20% of the funding can be used for early stage project development.
A Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) will provide the program’s fund managers and direct investees with post-investment advisory support to scale proven, bankable projects.
A Learning, Convening and Influencing Platform (LCIP), will actively gather learnings from selected investees on the challenges and successes of investing in sustainable land-use and forestry. To promote catalytic change, the TAF will convene key players or ‘cohorts’ from the landscape to share knowledge and disseminate ‘blueprints’ of successful investment models.