Investment Readiness for the Landscape Resilience Fund

Zambian farmer pouring water over crops

Pressure on ecosystems and landscapes are increasing as the impacts from land-use change and climate change grow, with smallholder farmers and indigenous peoples among the most vulnerable suffering these effects. Climate financing efforts have given more emphasis to climate change mitigation than adaptation, and the adaptation financing gap continues to grow. The overall purpose of the Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF) is to fill this identified gap – the LRF seeks to finance adaptation initiatives embedded in landscapes to support the most vulnerable people in the land-use space and increase their resilience. Through the GEF project, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) targeting climate change adaptation and resilience through sustainable agriculture, forestry and ecosystem-focused strategies will be supported to make their projects ready for investment by the LRF and other private sector investors. By supporting SMEs on their path to becoming viable business models, the LRF, with support from the GEF, will help catalyze private investment for climate adaptation in sustainable landscapes at scale.

  • two farmers in a field

    targeting climate change adaptation and resilience through sustainable agriculture

  • Responsible Forestry Impacts

    targeting climate change adaptation and resilience through sustainable forestry

  • Farmers walking in field

    financing adaptation initiatives such as sustainable agriculture

Country: Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America (GEF-eligible countries only)
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Status: Implementation
GEF ID: 10436
Program: GEF Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation
Executing Entity: South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd.
GEF Project Grant: US $1,142,661
GEF Agency Fee: US $107,339
Co-financing: US $12,821,806

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