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International Cooperation

For the development of the ENCCRV, CONAF has counted on the technical-financial support of international organizations gathered through various procedures. These cooperations aid in strengthening techniques and developing national skills on different technical and strategic areas of vegetation resources both nationally and internationally.

Cooperations of importance:

• Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF):

Preparation Fund:

The Preparation Fund aims to provide support for nations undergoing preparations to participate in REDD+, policy systems, these include:

  • Development of national REDD+ strategies.
  • Development of forest reference emission levels.
  • The design of measuring, reporting and verification system (MRV).
  • Creation of national REDD+ administration mechanism, including social and environmental safeguards.

  • To date, significant advances have been made in all components of the Fund where consultation and participation processes were of importance. For more details: FCPF Readiness and Informative Note No 4

    Carbon Fund:

    On the other hand, to participate in the Carbon Fund, a nation must already count on a significant advance in the preparation phase. This Fund will test incentive payments for policies and REDD+ measures developed in the country. In Chile’s context, the Fund provides financial and technical support in the development of a Subnational Reduction of Emissions Programme spanning from the Maule to Los Lagos regions, including almost the totality of temperate forests in the country. Additionally, carbon reference studies will be blended to form a national result. For more details: FCPF Carbon Fund, Informative Note No 3 and Informative Note No 4

    • UN-REDD

    The United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries, UN-REDD founded in 2008 and counts on the technical support of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Programme provides support to nations implementing REDD+ processes and encourages the participation of all interested parties including indigenous people and other communities dependent on forests.

    The Programme counts on two lines of support for countries:

  • Targeted Support
  • National Programmes
  • Chile counts on both lines of support. Support is focalized and used in the development and pilot plan of the Environment Forest Fund (FFA, acronym in Spanish), a financial tool for ENCCRV implementation. This fund aims to constitute the main source of input for an operational and financial base to later scale to a national level the systems and experiences empirically tested in the field.

    Through the support of National Programmes, during 2016-2020, CONAF will implement action steps related to mitigation and adaptation to climate change, fight against desertification, drought and land degradation in four regions of Chile. For more information: UN-REDD Programme

    • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

    The SDC aids countries who face poverty and development problems, facilitating, for example, access to education and health for marginalized people, simultaneously helping find solutions to their environmental problems. The main objectives of the SDC are to reduce poverty, promote economic and national self-sufficiency, improve production conditions, aid in dealing with environmental problems, and help garner better access to healthcare and education for the poor.

    In 2013, Switzerland and Chile signed a technical and collaboration agreement for the development of the ENCCRV, promoting cooperation between peers of the Andes forest sector through support in the development of forest Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA). It is important to note this NAMA is the first to consider the forest sector as a tool for mitigation of climate change, promoting conservation and the development of forest resources in Chile.

    This was the first international technical-financial support CONAF received for the development of the ENCCRV, an important milestone in the preparation process, through which numerous studies are generating inputs for the ENCCRV development. The current step involves the design of a certification system of climate attributes and non-carbon environmental service inputs key for the determination of the Social and Environmental Indicators Framework of the ENCCRV. Additionally, two territorial projects with forest fire prevention measures have been implemented to test and improve related action steps related to this issue. These projects are developed in the regions of Valparaíso and El Maule with the objective of generating inputs and administration models for nationwide implementation to reduce the risk of fire and fire propagation with replicable activities. For more information: SDC

    • Inter-American Development Bank Fund– BID

    This fund has been used to conduct studies with the objective of advancing and generating input for the development of forest carbon reference levels and business plans to strengthen economic aspects of the ENCCRV through the development of a comprehensive financial strategy for the implementation of the ENCCRV.

    • Chile-México Project

    The Chile-México cooperation Project on forest issues and climate change aim to exchange experiences and learned lessons from each country on climate change and forests. Additionally, it has generated a permanent flow of information exchange between the nations which will continue after the project has finalized. To date, there has been an exchange of information of four components of the project, and the goal is to complete the exchange by the second semester of 2016.




    National Forestry Corporation

    Unidad de Cambio Climático y Servicios Ambientales (UCCSA)
    Gerencia de Desarrollo y Fomento Forestal (GEDEFF)
    Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF)
    Ministerio de Agricultura de Chile





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