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Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 6

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £26 million has been committed to 85 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and thirteen in 2019 and ten in the latest round in 2020. (more info here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/919053/iwt-challenge-fund-list.pdf): IWT076, IWT077, IWT078, IWT082, IWT083, IWT079, IWT080, IWT081, IWT084, IWT085

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R6

Start Date:

2020-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£3,417,064


Darwin Plus: environment funding for UK Overseas Territories

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Darwin Plus (also known as The Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund) provides funding for environmental projects in UK Overseas Territories and fellowships for UK Overseas Territories (OT) Nationals to increase their knowledge and ability to meet long-term strategic outcomes for the natural environment in UK Overseas Territories. Part of Darwin Plus is ODA funded to support Overseas Territories Montserrat, St Helena and Pitcairn Island.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DPLUS

Start Date:

2013-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,500,000


A Voluntary Contribution to the United Nations Development Programme 'Biofin' initiative to support an increase in financial flows towards biodiversity.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Biofin Phase II acts as a global knowledge network and supports lower- and upper- middle income countries to implement Biodiversity Finance Plans and finance solutions to achieve tangible finance results - actions that (1) help reduce or redirect resources causing harm to biodiversity, (2) generate additional resources or (3) enhance the effectiveness of resource use. Defra’s intervention in Biofin Phase II will support ODA eligible countries to accelerate the implementation of the emerging CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) Framework, and support a green and fair recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic by: 1. Sharing knowledge for biodiversity finance planning via a regional learning/knowledge platform; 2. Global support to repurpose harmful subsidies; 3. The development of a biodiversity expenditure taxonomy to support biodiversity finance planning; 4. Accelerate national implementation via grants for financial innovation and biodiversity plan implementation; and, 5. Financial sector innovation feasibility studies. Biofin's methodology and materials support work at a global and national level to contribute to the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focussing on poverty reduction, climate change and gender equality. Through implementing biodiversity finance solutions, money will be able to continue to flow towards biodiversity in future.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-BIOFIN

Start Date:

2022-03-31

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,000,000


Grant to the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) to establish inclusive multistakeholder platforms to tackle plastic pollution with partner countries.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) brings together governments, businesses, and civil society in countries committing to tackling plastic pollution, to support meaningful and tangible action. GPAP operates globally through partnerships that bring the GPAP model to priority Official Development Assistance (ODA)-eligible countries. Through key activities in convening, building roadmaps, and identifying financing solutions, GPAP aims to foster a collaborative approach to reducing plastic pollution, and ultimately improve the environment and the quality of life for people and communities impacted by plastic pollution. GPAP’s work is guided by three strategic pillars: • Convening communities and curating conversations • Generating new insights and action roadmaps • Catalysing coordinated action to scale solutions

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-BPFGPAP

Start Date:

2021-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£11,500,000


Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures programme

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The UK government is contributing funding to support the establishment of the global, market-led Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), whose mission is to create a risk management and disclosure framework for organisations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks and opportunities, with the ultimate aim of incentivising a shift in global financial flows away from nature-negative outcomes and towards nature-positive outcomes.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-TNFD-PO002

Start Date:

2021-06-03

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,826,855


Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 4

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £23 million has been committed to 75 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and in the latest round in 2019. This round of funding includes the following projects (details of which can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811381/iwt-project-list-2019.pdf): IWT048, IWT049, IWT050, IWT051, IWT052, IWT053, IWT054, IWT055, IWT056, IWT057, IWT058, IWT059, IWT0760, IWT061.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R4

Start Date:

2018-07-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,505,210


Darwin Initiative Round 26

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR26

Start Date:

2020-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£5,607,898


Biodiverse Landscapes Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Biodiverse Landscapes Fund aims to reduce poverty and create sustainable economic development for communities living in, and dependent upon, environmentally precious landscapes. It will restore landscapes and will deliver their long-lasting protection through sustainable management practices, improving the quality of ecosystems and safeguarding biodiversity. Protecting landscapes and habitats will help to tackle climate change. It will address the drivers of environmental degradation and support local governments, local and park authorities and communities to deliver long-term sustainable management and use of natural resources. The BLF will work with and through a range of actors and partners – NGOs, the private sector, governments, Civil Society Organisations, local communities and academics – to bring expertise, local access and capacity to enable the programme to work at multiple levels to deliver both practical and structural reform outcomes.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-BLF

Start Date:

2021-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 5

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £23 million has been committed to 75 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and in the latest round in 2019. This round of funding includes the following projects (details of which can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811381/iwt-project-list-2019.pdf)): IWT062, IWT063, IWT064, IWT065, IWT066, IWT067, IWT068, IWT069, IWT070, IWT071, IWT072, IWT073, IWT074, IWT075.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R5

Start Date:

2019-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,588,554


Funding to support delivery of ODA eligible programming delivered by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew provides an international centre of expertise and benefits to developing countries, including through collections and seed banks, agricultural science including collaboration with the ODA eligible Global Crop Diversity Trust, plant health including diagnosis of plant pests and diseases and biosecurity, capacity building (CBD, CITES, Nagoya Protocol, IPBES), M&E of ICF, advice on climate change resilience.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ALB-KEW001

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£9,300,000


Supporting Montserrat and St Helena to enhance welfare and development through improved environmental management.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This programme is delivered by JNCC and aims to improve environmental management. This includes better management of water resources, fisheries and landscapes and to enhance economic security, welfare and development of local communities dependent on the natural environment for their livelihoods. This includes farmers dependent on scarce water resources and island communities where better fisheries management increases food supply and incomes. Landscape scale management enhances security of food and water supply and reduces vulnerability to natural disasters such as drought or storm associated flooding and coastal hurricane storm surge.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ALB-JNCC001

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£300,000


Blue Forests Initiative

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Blue Forests Initiative aims to design a holistic model for replication for community-led mangrove forest restoration and protection. The programme operates in Madagascar and Indonesia, working with local coastal communities to reduce the deforestation of mangrove habitat, create new sustainable livelihoods, support community health and women’s empowerment and increase climate resilience in coastal communities.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0001-BV

Start Date:

2016-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£10,145,972.01


The eco.business Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The eco.business fund is a public-private partnership investment fund which aims to shift incentives in financial institutions (i.e. Banks) towards investing in nature, by embedding social and environmental risk into investment decisions, catalysing transformational change in the financial sector. The fund will increase lending to businesses which incorporate sustainable practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, climate change mitigation and adaptation to its impact across South America: Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Columbia, Panama and Honduras.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0003-EcoB

Start Date:

2015-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£32,625,178


The Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) - Bio Carbon Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

A multilateral project administered by the World Bank which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the land use sector through sustainable landscape management, whilst improving the livelihoods of forest communities. The ISFL combines upfront technical assistance with results-based finance which rewards countries which implement landscape-level approaches that reduce emissions from the forest and land-use sector. ISFL works with 5 countries: Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mexico and Zambia. Defra is supporting programmes in Indonesia and Zambia with upfront finance and potentially all countries with results based finance.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0004-ISFL

Start Date:

2013-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£65,100,000


Low Carbon Agriculture for avoided deforestation and poverty reduction - Phase 2

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The programme operates in the Cerrado and Caatinga biomes in Brazil, over the course of four years (2017 - 2024). As a follow-up phase to a similar ICF intervention in Brazil, the programme aims to restore deforested and degraded land on small- and medium-sized farms and will target the barriers experienced by farmers in accessing rural credit.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO013-LCP2

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£37,420,000


Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Change Programme

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Funding from UK government to deliver excellent climate research to provide an improved understanding of past climate and enable better projections to underpin national scientific capability and inform domestic and international policy commitments (e.g. Climate Change Act 2008 and UNFCCC negotiations). Climate models and underpinning science developed using MOHCCP funding are publically available and used as the foundation for many projects that aim to build resilience to a changing climate in developing countries. The models are used for developing systems in developing countries to produce climate projections. For example, the models have been used to analyse drought in the Horn of Africa, climate change impacts in Bangladesh and to build resilience to climate change in the Philippines.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-MOHC-001

Start Date:

2016-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£12,300,000


Global Environment Facility (GEF) 7th Replenishment

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

To support developing countries to implement international agreements on climate change, biodiversity, land degradation and harmful chemicals as integral elements of sustainable development. GEF’s other activities include sustainable forest management, international waters and protecting the ozone layer.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO0015-GEF7

Start Date:

2018-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£100,000,000


Madagascar - Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Reducing deforestation, restoring and protecting degraded habitats and strengthening internal governance in Madagascar’s network of terrestrial protected areas.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO0010-MADA

Start Date:

2020-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£9,950,000


Darwin Initiative Round 24

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR24

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£10,604,188


Supporting the Pest Identification Service for ODA eligible UK Overseas Territories

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Provision of identification service for invasive invertebrate plant pests for the UKOTs which can impact upon biodiversity and commercial interests and rapid advice when bio-security threats are detected. ODA funding is being used to support the provision of that service in ODA eligible territories.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-PS-OTPPS001

Start Date:

2019-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£5,000




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