At the COP27 UK Pavillion Event on Mobilising Private Finance for Forest Restoration and Regenerative Business Models in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, we are pleased to announce a USD 2.5mln investment into Treevive. The investment is made through our Mobilising Finance for Forests' (MFF) development capital facility.
Treevive will create a Carbon Development Platform (CDP) which advises, structures, finances, and accelerates carbon projects arising from the growing interest in Natural Climate Solutions (NCS). Treevive will support project owners with both funding and technical assistance to accelerate the development of the carbon asset of their project.
MFF’s investment of early stage development capital will enable Treevive set up the CDP and raise further funds from other investors to the resource intensive project development stage of NCS projects. The goal is to bring new investment-ready businesses to the market to improve the pipeline for other Development Finacne Institutions and commercial investors looking to invest in the forestry and land use sector.
MFF is a blended finance investment program funded by the UK government and managed by FMO to combat deforestation and other environmentally unsustainable land use practices contributing to global climate change.
Treevive has been set up by Form International (Form) in cooperation with Forest Stewardship Council Nederland (FSC NL). Form is a Dutch forestry consulting firm with more than 25 years of expertise in global Forest & Natural Resource services and a worldwide network of forest and carbon experts, while FSC is the largest certificatory of sustainable forest and timber projects worldwide.
Maggie Charnley, Head of the UK Government’s International Forests Unit, BEIS and FCDO, said: “We are very excited about our second MFF investment. Form International have a strong track record in setting up high-quality forest landscape projects in the Global South and their new strategy for Treevive aligns well with the UK’s broader international climate finance objectives. We look forward to working closely Treevive as they bring new and innovative investment-ready businesses to the market. Together we will protect and restore the world’s remaining forests, whilst supporting the communities that rely on them.”
Mobilising Finance for Forests (MFF) was established in 2021 by the United Kingdom government and FMO as a blended finance investment program to combat deforestation and other environmentally unsustainable land use practices contributing to global climate change. Through MFF, FMO will allocate up to £150 million in selected tropical forest regions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The programme’s investments will, over time, contribute to a reduction in deforestation rates by stimulating the growth of private sector investment in markets that create value from standing forests and incorporate forest protection into sustainable agricultural practices.
Treevive is an impact-driven company that aims to conserve, restore, and sustainably manage two million hectares of tropical forest landscapes by 2030. We close the gap between tropical forest landscape projects in need of financial solutions and investors that seek high-quality, bankable projects for their biodiversity and carbon commitments. We support project owners with funding and technical assistance to accelerate the development of the carbon asset of their project. We market the results of these projects – including its biodiversity and local community’s benefits – by offering companies that want to offset their unavoidable CO2 emissions high quality forest carbon credits. Treevive acts as a revolving structure; the generated profits flow forward to fund new forest projects. Treevive is a sister organization of Form International, which has 30 years of expertise in sustainable forest management, (carbon) certification, forestry investments and the development of forest landscape projects in tropical regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia. For more information, please visit: www.treevive.nl