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Shaping the future
tree by tree
ForestFinance Group– Building Forests
Scaling up private investments – opportunities
and challenges
Forests for Future Generations
Berlin, 12 June 2013
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The ForestFinance Group –
Who we are
• Pioneer in the afforestation of tropical mixed forests
and agro-forestry projects as a direct investment
• Over 17 years of experience
• Operations in Panama, Colombia, Peru, Vietnam
(approx. 16,000 hectares of managed area)
• More than 12,000 customers and investors
• Over € 56 mio. investment volume
• 114 employees, further 514 employed by our
forestry service providers
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Our business principle –
Giving forests a value
Investment Retail Market
WoodStockInvest
ForestSavingsPlan
TreeSavingsPlan
CocoaInvest
GreenAcacia
Pure Forest I (Fund)
Development
Carbon Consulting
Financial assessments
Customized climate and
forest investment projects
Forest Carbon Projects
Carbon trade
PDD Development
Forest Carbon Projects
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Our locations –
Projects by ForestFinance
Project “Wilde
Buche”, Germany
Reforestation and
cocoa, Panama
Cocoa plantation
Peru
DeveloPPP and Acacia
Plantation in Ba Che,
Vietnam
Acacia Nurseries and
Reforestation,
Colombia
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Case studies –
GreenAcacia, Vietnam
Capacity Building - develoPPP
• Embedded Training-of-Trainer (ToT) project:
Knowhow transfer (according to FSC standard)
• Nationwide rollout planned
• Supported by BMZ and Sequa
Existing acacia monocultures are
converted to mixed stands
Direct investment opportunity for private
investors with ecological and social
benefits
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– Unlocking Financing for CSA in Vietnam
Agroforestry Partnership Fund (APF)
The Green Growth Action Alliance: objectives
Capacity Building - develoPPP
 The Green Growth Action Alliance (G2A2) was formed at the G20 summit in Los Cabos in 2012,
• and
Embedded
Training-of-Trainer
(ToT)
project:
is currently
composed of 50+
members
Knowhow
(according
to FSC standard)
 The
goal oftransfer
the Alliance
is to significantly
increase private financing for green growth within the
two years,
by planned
demonstrating progress that can be made by mitigating risk and by designing
• next
Nationwide
rollout
and deploying innovative financing mechanisms in developing countries
• Supported by BMZ and Sequa
Climate Smart Agriculture under the G2A2: the proposal
 Guiding question: can G2A2 develop a concrete innovation that demonstrates how public finance
can be leveraged to attract private capital to scale CSA?
Vietnam pilot: the Case and the Opportunity
 The Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s 2011-15 Green Growth Strategy is a
bold proposal to transform Vietnam’s agricultural sector to deliver a 20% reduction in emissions,
20% reduction in poverty and 20% increase in growth
 Vietnam is one of the nations with the highest vulnerability to climate change
 Vietnam will need to make its agriculture ‘climate smart’, i.e. increase resilience (adaptive
capacity), meet food security objectives and reduce net national GHGs.
 Vietnam offers a great country pilot to develop finance innovations to implement and scale CSA
bottom up
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– Unlocking Financing for CSA in Vietnam
Agroforestry Partnership Fund (APF)
The Agroforestry Partnership Fund (APF)
Capacity Building - develoPPP
 The Agroforestry Partnership Fund aims to achieve maximum leverage of private investments
• Embedded
Training-of-Trainer
project:
through packaging
a diverse(ToT)
Project
Portfolio that consists of diverse ‘climate smart’
Knowhow
transfer
(according
to FSC
standard)
agro/forestry
projects,
with an
equally
diverse range of sources of revenue and levels of
profitability.
• Nationwide
rollout planned
• Supported
To ensure by
theBMZ
impact
of the fund, it is directly related to achieve ‘climate smart’ objectives. A
and Sequa
diverse range of financial, environmental and social metrics has been developed that projects will
be evaluated against.
Ownership and organization of the APF
 Vietnamese ministries etc. are involved and will be represented on the Advisory Board
 State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) commits to match investments with further 20% (80/20)
 The fund will target institutional investors such as asset managers, pension funds, insurances,
banks and companies with specific focus on G2A2 members
 Initial target volume is USD 50 million expected to grow substantially in a second phase
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Thank you very much
Dirk Walterspacher
Managing Director Carbon Business
Forest Finance Group
Eifelstr. 20
53119 Bonn
Fon:
0228/94 37 78 0
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