Opportunities and Conditions for Successful Foreign Aid to the Forestry Sector

  • Unai Pascual
  • Eneko Garmendia
  • Jacob Phelps
  • Elena Ojea


In this chapter, Unai Pascual and colleagues address the link between sustainable forest management initiatives, the climate change policy arena and foreign aid. Pascual et al. discuss the role of foreign aid in helping to achieve sustainable forest management, framing this as the condition for delivering multiple ecosystem services, and considering the potential for donor support for the forestry sector associated with new climate finance. The chapter explores the conditions for promoting forest conservation through foreign aid, taking into account the varying interests of multiple actors. The authors warn that while REDD+ financing, catalysed by foreign aid, has the potential to move beyond traditional sustainable forest management efforts, the mechanism still faces uncertainty over the long-term sustainability of financing, thus affecting the scalability of the mechanism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Unai Pascual
    • 1
  • Eneko Garmendia
    • 1
  • Jacob Phelps
    • 2
  • Elena Ojea
    • 3
  1. 1.Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for ScienceLeioaSpain
  2. 2.Lancaster Environment CentreLibrary Avenue, Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK
  3. 3.Universidade de VigoCampus Lagoas MarcosendeVigoSpain

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