IMFN Climate: The 2023 Achievements Report is now available

March 08, 2024 | Written BY : IMFN

In the three months following the December funding announcement at COP15 of the IMFN Climate initiative (2022–2023), Can$316,365 was invested in a project developed in Latin America by the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), which is the host of the Latin American Model Forest Network (RLABM) in Costa Rica. This investment is part of the commitment of Can$18.7 million for the next four years, with which the Government of Canada will support the expansion of nature-based leadership platforms for climate resilience, restoration of degraded forests and landscapes, ecological recovery, inclusive landscape governance and generation of the next forest leaders equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to face future challenges.

This initial investment allowed the first steps in the training of future leaders and agents of change, awarding seven scholarships for the study of professional master’s degrees for students from five Latin American countries. Research will be carried out in the territories of Model Forests and on issues of landscape restoration, climate change and governance.

In addition, CATIE led in participatory and inclusive governance work, displayed through the consolidation of the Brazilian Model Forest Network in a meeting held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil as well as through the preparation, development and coordination of the September 2023 RLABM board meeting in the Manejo Forestal Biosfera Maya Model Forest in Guatemala.

IMFN Climate is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to act on climate change, its responsibility to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and the landscape restoration initiatives of the Bonn Challenge, the 20×20 initiative, the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and to support nature-based solutions in developing countries.

Click here to download the 2023 IMFN Climate Achievements Report

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