&Green works in close collaboration with existing initiatives and organizations working to protect and restore tropical forests. All our collaborations are on a non-exclusive basis.
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
IDH lead the development of the &Green fund and was the incorporator of the Stichting &Green. Through its country offices, and through the international sustainable landscapes programme, IDH works closely with public and private actors, in key jurisdictions for &Green, to develop potential projects of interest for the Fund, and to support local government in meeting the Jurisdictional Eligibility Criteria.
IDH lead the development of the &Green fund and is the incorporator of the Stichting &Green. IDH and &Green work in synergy, and have outlined their joint ambition in a Memorandum of Understanding.
Through its country offices, and through the international sustainable landscapes programme, IDH works closely with public and private actors, in key jurisdictions for &Green, to develop potential projects of interest for the Fund, and to support local government in meeting the Jurisdictional Eligibility Criteria. At global level, IDH accelerates sustainability within the value chains of various programme sectors under the IDH strategy 2016 – 2020 ‘Innovating Impact @ scale’ through the development of impact coalitions of companies, NGOs, governments, trade unions, financial institutions, and universities that strive for impact on public good.
UN Environment and the &Green Fund collaborate to catalyze private finance for sustainable agricultural commodity production decoupled from deforestation, and to promote the protection and restoration of forests and peatland for the benefit of people, the climate, biodiversity, food and water security. UN Environment and &Green will mutually support each other to channel private finance into sustainable land use.
As &Green’s partner, UN Environment acts as implementing agency for a Global Environment Facility (GEF) Contribution, and it will support &Green’s communication and MRV efforts, facilitate collaboration with other relevant finance facilities and UN Environment initiatives, and by creating an enabling environment by raising awareness towards UN Environment’s member states on how &Green can help meet international agreements on restoration, climate and biodiversity.
In the coming years, both parties aim to further intensify the partnership and play a key role in the necessary transformation towards land use and agricultural production models that better balance the need to protect forests, improve rural livelihoods while enhancing efficiency and yields to produce enough food for a growing world population.
The objective of the Initiative is to contribute to a change in the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In the short term, the initiative intends to assist the restoration process of 20 million hectares (ha) of degraded land by 2020, including 5 million ha of avoided degradation. This effort is in support of global land-restoration efforts of the Bonn Challenge. The initiative was launched by eight countries and five investment groups at COP 20 in Lima in December 2014.
AFR100 (the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative) is a country-led effort to bring 100 million hectares of land in Africa into restoration by 2030. It aims to accelerate restoration to enhance food security, increase climate change resilience and mitigation, and combat rural poverty.