© CI/Photo by John Watkin
CLOSED: Calls for Proposals for the Sustainable Landscapes Partnership
With funding from USAID and the Walton Family Foundation, the SLP has established a grant facility that will invest in replicable low carbon business models that contribute to improved livelihoods and the preservation of natural capital. Significantly, the SLP will also identify and help to reduce existing investment barriers to private sector participation in low carbon development, thereby catalysing investment into established or new green growth commodity production and supporting market mechanisms. To ensure the quality and impact of its investments, and to monitor results in ways that can generate proof of concept and increasingly larger scale investments, the SLP will work with Applicants to provide ongoing technical and strategic oversight and support of project activities.
Calls for proposals
and other news about grant availability are announced on the SLP site
. Eligibility criteria for Applicants can be found in the Request for Proposal documents on the SLP grants page
Althelia Climate Fund
On November 9, 2011, CI announced an innovative new partnership with the Althelia Climate Fund (ACF)
, a newly formed investment fund that will focus on sustainable land use, ecosystem services and REDD+
(Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation "plus" conservation, the sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) projects. In addition to providing up-front bridge financing of $1.35 million to help jump start the ACF, CI will be an integral part of the Fund and its development through its participation in ACF's Expert Board, which will help the Fund determine the right projects to invest in.
BLOG: Racing to Help the Ocean by Peter Seligmann
Sustainable Landscapes Partnership
CI is pioneering is an initiative in Indonesia, the Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP), an important new vehicle for demonstrating the concepts that are being discussed this month at the World Climate Summit (WCS) held concurrently with the UNFCCC's COP17 in Durban, South Africa.
The SLP began as a partnership among CI, USAID, The Walton Family Foundation and the Government of Indonesia, with $20 million in funding over a five-year period. The initiative is an innovative public-private partnership focused on developing proof-of-concept REDD+ and low emissions development projects. Initial goals of the SLP are: conserve more than five million hectares of high-biodiversity habitat in Indonesia; prevent more than 100 million tons of CO2 emissions through conservation and sustainable management of tropical forest and peat landscapes; and support the creation of markets for sustainably sourced products and supply chain efforts.
DOWNLOAD: SLP fact sheet (PDF - 397 KB)