Prepared for The Advisory Group on Finance of The Collaborative Partnership on Forests by Markku Simula, Consultant, with support from PROFOR
Although overseas development assistance for forests appears to have modestly increased in the past few years, and although many new promising mechanisms and sources are emerging, analysis reveals that the gap between the needs and existing funding for sustainable forest management is still very wide. There is a need for substantial new and additional funding from all sources to support sustainable forest management and make implementation the Non-Legally Binding Instrument (NLBI) effective on the ground.
In 2008, PROFOR financed analysis of funding sources and gaps towards implementing the NLBI in preparation for deliberations at the UNFF's Ad-Hoc Expert Group on finance.
This analysis presented an overview of the specific elements of the NLBI, including national measure