Development cooperation , 25.05.2015

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing Climate


Finland supports the work of the FAO Forest Department since 2009 focusing on sustainable forest management in a changing climate. The total Finnish support until now has been 15,25 million EUR. The aim is to build capacity, test and develop methodologies on national level in pilot partner countries(Peru, Ecuador, Vietnam, Tanzania, Zambia) and to deliver the best practices and methods in global service through FAO and other development partners. The programme catalyses national actions to enhance the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The final phase support (1 million EUR) in 2015-16 is meant to ensure the sustainable results of the project activities making better use of the data in future forest management. The Open Foris -initiative will be expanded to facilitate collecting and sharing the forest-related information at country level. The mid-term assessment of the project was carried out in 2012 and the final evaluation will be completed in 2015. Sustainable management of natural resources and environmental protection are priorities in Finnish development co-operation.

Funding decision  25.05.2015

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Climate change - adaptation

Field of activity

  • Forestry policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

YK:n elintarvike- ja maatalousjärj



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