Promoting climate-resilient forest restoration and silviculture for the sustainability of water-related ecosystem services

Promoting climate-resilient forest restoration and silviculture for the sustainability of water-related ecosystem services

Improving the provision of water services by increasing the climate resilience of vulnerable coniferous forests

Honduras ranks first on a list of the countries most affected by negative impacts from extreme climate-related events over the last two decades. 

This project will foster a paradigm shift in forest management towards a model that is based on the active participation of local communities and the private sector. It will promote the diversification of livelihoods in rural areas and create enabling conditions to improve the governance and financial stability of the forest sector. Associated benefits include an increase of water security, especially during the dry season; the protection of pine forests; the reduction of emissions through improved forest and land use; and economic and social benefits for households.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


12 Aug 2017 - 696 days

Concept note received

12 Aug 2017

Funding proposal received

21 Jun 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

11 Apr 2019

Cleared by iTAP

30 May 2019


08 Jul 2019 - 447 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

08 Jul 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

23 Dec 2019

FAA executed

20 Jul 2020

Under implementation


10 Feb 2024

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

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

GCF financing

LoanUSD 10,737,349
GrantUSD 24,262,651


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 25,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,500,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 17,500,000

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Inter-American Development Bank

Ms. Victoria Eugenia Florez Toro
Chief, Resource Mobilization Division

National Designated Authority


Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mining

His Excellency Elvis Yovanni Rodas Flores
Secretary of State
Edificio Principal, 200 metros al Sur del Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Phone (504) 2239-4296, 2235-7833