REDDy SET GROW - UNEP FI

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United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

REDDy SET GROW

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and the private financial sector. UNEP FI works closely with the nearly 200 financial institutions that are Signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organisations, to develop and promote linkages between the environment, sustainability and financial performance. Through regional activities, a comprehensive work programme, training

the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial

Part 1

A briefing for financial institutions Opportunities and roles for financial institutions in forest carbon markets

Publication: REDDy Set Grow – opportunities and roles for financial institutions in forest carbon markets ISBN: 978-92-807-3171-2 Job Number: DTI/1396/GE

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its mission to identify, promote, and realise

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activities and research, UNEP FI Carries out

A study by the UNEP Finance Initiative’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Workstream (BEWS) and Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) May 2011

REDDy SET GROW Part 1

A briefing for financial institutions Opportunities and roles for financial institutions in forest carbon markets A study by the UNEP Finance Initiative’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Workstream (BEWS) and Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) May 2011

Disclaimer The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a strategic public-private partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and approximately 200 financial institutions globally. For the purposes of this paper, the term UNEP FI refers directly to the members of the UNEP FI Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Work Stream (BESWS) and the UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) plus those UNEP FI member institutions directly involved in the consultation process undertaken during its development. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the opinions, findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in the paper are those of the various contributors. They do not necessarily represent the decision or the stated policy of the United Nations Environment Programme, nor the views of UNEP, the United Nations, or its Member States. Neither do they represent the consensus views of the member institutions of UNEP FI. The designations employed and the presentation of material in this paper do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the United Nations Environment Programme concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Design: Instaprint, Geneva Published in 2011 by UNEP FI Copyright © UNEP FI UNEP Finance Initiative International Environment House 15, Chemin des Anémones 1219 Châtelaine, Genève Switzerland Tel: (41) 22 917 8178 Fax: (41) 22 796 9240 [email protected] www.unepfi.org Printed in Switzerland by Instaprint using vegetable oil based inks and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, elemental chlorine free paper. Permanent use of Stacatto random rastering enables an ink use reduction of 25%, and a central water filtering plant reduces water and alcohol consumption by 75%. Prepared for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative by

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