Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest and most populous in the world. Forests cover about three-fifths of Brazil’s land area, which represents over 14% of the world’s forest coverage, including one-third of the world's remaining rainforests.
Despite the fact that the deforestation rate in the Brazilian Amazon has decreased in the last decade, deforestation continues to be a major issue. Currently, six of the Amazon states are a part of the Governor’s Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF). The goal of the GCF is to connect these states and the fourteen others in the partnership with market and non-market finance. Brazil is also in the process of developing a national REDD strategy.
Main donors, levels of funding committed and disbursed to Brazil between 2009 and 2011:
The chart shows the relative levels of funding donors have committed as well as the proportion disbursed by the end of 2012. This percentage of committed funding that has been disbursed varies from 0% to 100%. Brazil is only country in the REDDX initiative to show a number of donors, across several different donor types with 100% disbursal rates./p>
The chart maps the geographic distribution of the main donors to Brazil and cumulative support by geographic location of donor headquarters. This chart therefore shows the growing importance of both government and non-government actors in financing for REDD+. For Brazil, the majority of REDD+ finance is coming from Norway, with additional large commitments from both the United States and Germany.
Multilateral Institutions and other types of international donors, accounting for approximately 3% of the commitments to Brazil are shown in the purple circle.
The data presented below highlights levels of REDD+ financing committed and disbursed, main donors, recipients and REDD+ activities in the period between 2009 and 2012. For more information on our methodology, please visit our FAQs page.