SBSTA 34 Side Event:
Tracking REDD+ Finance
Tropical Forest Group Case Study
“Past United States support for tropical fore...
The Set Up
• Research: Test whether United States support
for tropical forest conservation/restoration in
past years can b...
Background
• 2008 and 2009 support was not REDD+
• Agencies receive budgets from congress,
execute programs, report on imp...
USAID 2008 and 2009
• USAID is primary vehicle for international
development support and cooperates with
other agencies
• ...
Countries with impacts stated
• Ethiopia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Kenya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Rwanda
• Senegal
• Sudan
...
Indonesia USAID impacts: 2008
Indonesia USAID impacts: 2009
Next Steps
• Finish compilation
• Agency reviews
• Country validations primarily through
interviews
• Possible independent...
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  • US Fast Track REDD+ pledge of $1 billion is a substantial increase and it is vulnerable
  • Tfg redd finance side event june 10

    1. 1. SBSTA 34 Side Event: Tracking REDD+ Finance Tropical Forest Group Case Study “Past United States support for tropical forest conservation and restoration” John-O Niles jniles@tropicalforestgroup.org June 10, 2011 Made possible with generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
    2. 2. The Set Up • Research: Test whether United States support for tropical forest conservation/restoration in past years can be aligned with impacts in developing countries (hectares saved, tons avoided, trees planted, etc) • Methods: Compile and verify publicly stated finance and impacts from key US agencies – USAID (approximately $100 million/year) – Treasury Department (approx. $20 million/year)
    3. 3. Background • 2008 and 2009 support was not REDD+ • Agencies receive budgets from congress, execute programs, report on impacts • US agencies report both finance and impacts, but the money trail can be hard to follow
    4. 4. USAID 2008 and 2009 • USAID is primary vehicle for international development support and cooperates with other agencies • Funds go through country missions, regional programs and central programs • In 2008/2009, USAID spent $106/$103 million on tropical forest programs • Claimed approximately 100 specific impacts in more than 20 countries
    5. 5. Countries with impacts stated • Ethiopia • Ghana • Guinea • Kenya • Madagascar • Malawi • Mali • Rwanda • Senegal • Sudan • Ecuador • El Salvador • Nicaragua • Panama • Peru • Tanzania • Uganda • Bangladesh • Cambodia • Indonesia • Nepal • Philippines • Bolivia • Brazil • Colombia • Guatemala • Haiti • Honduras • Jamaica
    6. 6. Indonesia USAID impacts: 2008
    7. 7. Indonesia USAID impacts: 2009
    8. 8. Next Steps • Finish compilation • Agency reviews • Country validations primarily through interviews • Possible independent GIS research on impacts • Peer review and publication of findings • Commitment to absolute transparency and ease of information access

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