REDD-PLUS results-based payments for results achieved by Brazil in the Amazon biome in 2014 and 2015

REDD-PLUS results-based payments for results achieved by Brazil in the Amazon biome in 2014 and 2015

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 28 Feb 2019 at B.22
  • Est. completion 14 Jan 2026
  • ESS Category Category B

This is the first project that has been approved under the GCF’s REDD+ results-based payments pilot programme.

It provides payments for results derived from reducing emissions from deforestation in the Amazon region in 2014 and 2015. These results have subsequently been reported to the UNFCCC and undergone technical assessment and are fully compliant with UNFCCC requirements and the Terms of Reference for the GCF’s pilot programme on REDD+ results-based payments. Considering that Brazil will reinvest the proceeds received through this project in activities that are consistent with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) established under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and national REDD+ strategy, Brazil will use the proceeds for (a) Development of a pilot of an Environmental Services Incentives Program for Conservation and Recovery of Native Vegetation (Floresta+); and (b) for Strengthening implementation of Brazil’s REDD+ strategy.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


27 Jul 2018 - 217 days

Funding proposal received

27 Jul 2018

Concept note received

31 Jul 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

10 Aug 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

24 Jan 2019

Cleared by iTAP

01 Feb 2019


28 Feb 2019 - 321 days

Approved by GCF Board

28 Feb 2019

FAA executed

27 Aug 2019

Under implementation

14 Jan 2020 - 1,507 days so far

FAA effective

14 Jan 2020

Disbursement - USD 96,452,228

28 Apr 2020


14 Jan 2026 - 686 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing100% disbursed

Results-Based PaymentUSD 96,452,228
Total GCF Financing
USD 96,452,228

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
Mr. Robin Merlier

Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

Secretariat for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Ms. Tatiana Rosito Primary
Secretary for International Affairs
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco P, 6° andar, Brasilia, Brazil
Mr. Ivan Tiago Machado Oliveira Secondary
Deputy Secretary for Sustainable Development Finance
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco P, 6° andar, Brasilia, Brazil
Phone +556131422202
Ms. Livia Farias Ferreira de Oliveira Operational focal point
General Coordinator for Sustainable Finance
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco P, 6° andar, Brasilia, Brazil
Phone +55 (61) 33412-1702

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