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Innovative Financing Mechanisms

Identifying and adopting financing solutions to ensure the continuous provision of forests goods and services

Innovative Financing Mechanisms

The magnitude of forest benefits and the application of market-based mechanisms to enhance these values have important policy implications. The project advises forest administrations in the MENA countries on adopting innovative financing mechanisms such as Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes and REDD+. Decision makers are invited to:

  • investigate the potential for the application of financing mechanisms at the local level
  • learn and apply good practices from other regions
  • start designing initiatives at pilot sites


Regional workshop on "REDD+ negotiations" : which common position for the countries of the Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests?, Rabat, March 12-14, 2014

With participants from Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, the workshop targeted the following objectives : i) Initiate a common vision on negotiations issues under the UNFCCC in the forest sector for the MENA region; ii) Share the results on the costs-benefits analyses of REDD+/LULUCF in the CPMF partner countries and imagine a common vision of the possible form of REDD+ in the MENA region; and iii) Define a common position on the issue of non-carbon benefits of REDD + for possible submissions (national or regional) to the UNFCCC secretariat.

Workshop agenda


C.Besacier - Regional REDD+ roadmap
M.Wemaëre & A.Martinet - Etat des lieux des négos climat - Focus sur les questions forestières et l'accord de 2015
M.Le Crom - Methodology of REDD+/LULUCF Costs-Benefits Analyses
M.Bassil - Results of the Costs-Benefits Analysis of REDD+ for Lebanon
A.Hajibi - Results of the Costs-Benefits Analysis of REDD+ for Morocco
K.Tounsi - Results of the Costs-Benefits Analysis of REDD+ for Tunisia
Y.Serengil - Results of the Costs-Benefits Analysis of LULUCF for Turkey
M.Le Crom - Cross analysis of REDD+/LULUCF CBA in CPMF partner countries
M.Wemaëre & A.Martinet - Soumission bénéfices non-carbone de REDD+
A.Lefhaili - Restitution atelier national négociations REDD+ - Maroc
W.Yacoubi - Restitution atelier national négociations REDD+ - Tunisie


Workshop "The Nagoya Protocol and Acess and Benefit-Sharing : example for the implementation of NBSAPs", Algiers, April 28-30, 2013

In partnership with the Algerian Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development/General Directorate of Forestry, the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the ABS capacity development initiative for Africa, GIZ organised a regional workshop on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), 3rd objective of the CBD and defined under the Nagoya Protocol.

In this framework, representatives from Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia discussed common challenges and opportunities for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. The decision to design a regional ABS project for Maghreb countries (+Lebanon) has been a key output of the workshop. Workshop agenda. Workshop report.

Presentations April 28

A.Boumezbeur - Programme presentation
S.Al-Janabi - Initiative pour le renforcement des capacités de l'APA en Afrique
S.Al-Janabi - Lignes directrices pour la mise en oeuvre du Protocole de Nagoya
Film "APA - expliqué simplement"
Video "ABS - simply explained"
Film "Peuples, Plantes et Profits"
Video "People, Plants and Profit"
Maroc - Situation actuelle du processus APA
Liban - Situation actuelle du processus APA
Tunisie - Situation actuelle du processus APA
Tunisie - Le secteur forestier et les ressources génétiques en Tunisie
Algérie - Situation actuelle du processus APA
O.Rukundo - Le Protocole de Nagoya

Presentations April 29

Analyse comparée du processus APA - Algérie, Liban, Maroc, Tunisie
S. Al-Janabi - Les huit champs d'action de la mise en oeuvre de l'APA
Exemples de mesures pour créer ou renforcer les capacités nécessaires à la mise en oeuvre du Protocole de Nagoya


Workshop "Sustainable financing mechanisms for the forest sector in the MENA region", Rabat, April 3-5, 2013

In partnership with the Moroccan HCEFLCD, FAO, the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD and Silva Mediterranea, GIZ organized a workshop to discuss the necessary financing solutions to ensure the continuous provision of forests goods and services in the MENA region.

Participants from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey exchanged information on their current financing schemes and analyzed with experts in forest financing the possibility to adapt innovative financing mechanisms to their national contexts. Workshop agenda.

Presentations April 3

L.Liagre - Workshop agenda
R.Matta - Why sustainable forest financing matters to MENA ?
S.Rakotondramanga - Public Sector Forest Institutions in the Near East Region : Gaps and Challenges
Algeria - Current forest financing schemes
Morocco - Current forest financing schemes
Tunisia - Current forest financing schemes
Turkey - Current forest financing schemes
C.Besacier - Strategic Framework on Mediterranean Forests

Presentations April 4

B.Fariat - Partenariat pour les Forêts Marocaines (fact-sheet)
E.Yazici - Domestic financing for forestry in Turkey
C.Held - National Forest Funds : towards the identification of KSF for establishment and operation
D.Baba - Fonds Forestier National du Maroc
E.Yazici - Forestry finance under GEF-5
I.Chaalala - Innovative approaches to increase investment in Sustainable Land Management
A.Birouk - L'APA : Aperçu du contexte au Maroc et source de financement additionnelle
D.Mollicone - REDD+ opportunities for MENA countries
C.Besacier - AFD/FFEM project - testing REDD+ on pilote sites in MENA countries
L.Liagre - Cost-benefit analysis of REDD+ for Morocco

Presentation April 5
I.Chaalala - Lessons learned from Regional Financing Platforms

Public-private partnership for Moroccan forests

The private sector in MENA countries can play a significant role in supporting the efforts of the forest sector in maintaining and developing natural ecosystems. In this sense, a platform for allowing private companies to support forest-related projects in Morocco is currently under design.

The mechanism should enable the companies:

- To communicate on their positive environmental contribution;

- To comply with their Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) strategy.

The first step in this process has been the benchmark of similar mechanisms (report).

REDD+ Analysis in Morocco

As the REDD+ approach plays an important role both for mitigation of climate change and adaptation to climate change, the GIZ regional project Silva Mediterranea-CPMF has supported a study on the "Cost-benefit analysis of the REDD+ mechanism in Morocco" (download full report and summary for decision-makers).

The initiative for carrying this study was the result of a workshop on REDD+ in Rabat on June 7, 2012 (report).

Presentations June 7, 2012
O. Bouyer: "L'effet de serre"
O. Bouyer: "Le REDD+"
O. Bouyer: "Une feuille de route REDD+"
O. Bouyer: "Financement REDD+"
Concept note: "Cost-benefit analysis of the REDD+ mechanism for Morocco"
Presentation: M. Le Crom "Cost-benefit analysis of the REDD+ mechanism for Morocco"

Tunis Workshop, June 2011

National workshop on financing opportunities for the forest sector in Tunisia (report).

Presentation Y. Saadani: "Current situation and opportunities for the financing of the forest sector in Tunisia";
Presentation A. Mokhtar: "Ideas on the compensation of forest ecosystems services in Tunisia"

Last Update: 07.09.2015