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Poverty, Reforestation, Energy and Climate Change Project (PROEZA)

TONNES of CO2 Anticipated tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided


Mitigation & Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Energy generation and access
  • Forests and land use
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Ecosystems and ecosystem services

Location & People

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Paraguay PRY
Beneficiaries (approx.) 807,210

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • Agencia Financiera de Desarrollo (AFD) Loan USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Poverty, Reforestation, Energy and Climate Change Project (PROEZA) Approved March 2018 Est. implementation period 5.0 years
Promoting forest planting and reforestation in Eastern Paraguay, sequestering carbon and supporting local households to diversity their agricultural production to enhance their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Municipal districts in Eastern Paraguay are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In addition, certain municipal districts have extremely high climate and social vulnerability. Deforestation and forest degradation increases the vulnerability of populations dependent on family farming for agricultural production and livelihood. Environmental conditional cash transfers (E-CCT) will be provided in exchange for community-based climate-sensitive agroforestry. This will serve as a bridge until new farming models are financially sustainable. Credit will be made available to establish productive forest plantations for bioenergy, timber and silvo-pastoral production (combining forestry with livestock grazing). Capacity building will support good governance and law enforcement.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 30 years.
Document title
Published date
Approved funding proposal FP062 - FAO - Paraguay 28 Mar 2018
Gender assessment FP062 - FAO - Paraguay 22 May 2018
Gender action plan FP062 - FAO - Paraguay 23 May 2018
Accredited Entity
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Mr Roberto Ridolfi Tel: +390657050146 Mr Alexander Jones Tel: +390657052331
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