The Norwegian Climate and Forest funding to civil society

Norad is processing a total of 358 applications received after the call for proposals for climate and forest projects. The goal is to produce a recommendation by the end of the year, so that new projects can start in the first quarter of 2021.

NICFI 2021-2025: Call for proposals

Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) launched a call for proposals for funding for civil society organisations for the grant period 2021-2025 in January 2020. The deadline was extended to May 19 due to Covid-19. 

Civil society organisations were invited to present proposals for projects that contribute to NICFI’s strategic goal, which is that reversed and reduced loss of tropical forest contribute to a stable climate, protect biodiversity and enhance sustainable development.

Projects funded under this grant scheme must address one or more of the five following categories:

  1. Indigenous peoples, local communities and environmental defenders
  2. Deforestation-free supply chains and financial markets
  3. Reduced forest crime and improved forest monitoring
  4. Mobilising ambition and support for forest friendly policies
  5. Groundbreaking ideas to reduce deforestation

Read more about the call for proposals: 

The projects

Kart over skogprosjekter fra siviltsamfunn

Visit out digital world map to learn more about the climate and forest projects supported by Norad. See which organisations we support, where they work and what outcomes they hope to achieve. 

In the map you find results information about the projects from the 2013-2015 portfolio and information about the 2016-2020 portfolio. 

Through its international Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), the Norwegian government aims at supporting efforts to slow, halt and eventually reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+).

Civil society is seen as important agent of change and central actor in furthering and applying REDD+. Norad manages the funding to civil society under NICFI.