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USAID and Forest Trends Sign $15 Million Agreement to Scale Up Green Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru

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Washington, DC | December 11, 2017 | On December 6th, 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) committed $15 million to support scaling up green infrastructure as a measure to manage water risks in Peru. The commitment comes in the form of a cooperative agreement signed with Forest Trends, an international non-governmental organization that works to innovate and scale-up finance for conservation, to implement the Green Infrastructure for Water Security project.

“We are honored to …

Peru Floods Show Peril of Tackling 21st Century Water Challenges with 20th Century Infrastructure

On the eve of World Water Day last week, and for a week before, millions of Peruvians that live in the country’s coastal zone were reminded of the power of water on their daily lives. Heavy rains triggered violent flooding and landslides, which were shared with the world through unnerving images of homes lost to raging rivers and people struggling out of the mud.

In a cruel paradox, neighborhoods under floodwater had dry taps and no drinking water. High …

Good News for Forests: REDD+ Money Going to the Right Places

After a decade of international, UN-organized efforts to combat deforestation through finance for forest protection, the million dollar question is whether that finance is reaching the tropical forest countries that need it most. When Forest Trends set out to answer that question for the first time, it found encouraging signs that the $10 billion in funding committed through 2015 under the program known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) is, in fact, going to the right places.…

Peru Approves New Innovative Environmental Policies

In the last week we have seen the announcement of several important steps forward for the people of Peru and the critical ecosystems that sustain their livelihoods and cultures. The Peruvian government has formally released: 1) the regulation of its groundbreaking national payments for ecosystem services law; 2) a separate regulation of the Sanitation Sector Reform Law that creates a process for water utilities to utilize payments for ecosystem services to secure their water supply through watershed conservation; 3) a …

New Finance Commitments for Forests Build Momentum in Paris; Much More Action Needed

We applaud today’s announcement from the governments of Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom, whose joint commitment provides positive momentum for much-needed climate finance targeted at tropical forests. The pledge shows an intention to provide $5 billion over the six-year period between 2015 and 2020 — around $800 million a year — with the goal of reaching $1 billion a year by 2020. The announcement is accompanied by a historic gathering of heads of state from REDD+ donor and recipient