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BioCarbon Fund

Since its creation in 2004, the BioCarbon Fund has allocated resources to projects that transform landscapes and directly benefit poor farmers. It was the first carbon fund established in the world to focus on land use.

Housed within the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank, the BioCarbon Fund is a public-private sector initiative mobilizing financing to help develop projects that sequester or conserve carbon in forest and agro-ecosystems. It has been a pioneer in this sector, developing the infrastructure needed to pilot transactions and paving the way for the growing land-use carbon market established to date.

For more information about the BioCarbon Fund T1 and T2, download the BioCarbon Fund brochure (PDF). If you are interested in information about the new BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL), please visit

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>> CIRAD "Madagascar CAZ” REDD Project Assessment of the design elements of a sharing mechanism of benefits from carbon revenues (English)
>> CIRAD "Madagascar CAZ” REDD Project Assessment of the design elements of a sharing mechanism of benefits from carbon revenues (French)
>> BioCarbon Fund CDM Land Use Infographic
>> China: Rural Families Earn By Selling Fresh Air (BioCF Guangxi II Reforestation on Degraded Land Project)
>> Afforestation and Reforestation Projects under the Clean Development Mechanism - A Reference Manual
>> WBI e-learning course - Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring
>> State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2013
>> WBI e-learning course - Carbon Monitoring in CDM Afforestation/Reforestation Projects
>> Fact Sheet on the Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes
>> Questions and Answers on the new Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes
>> Flyer - Kenya SALM project, French version
>> Flyer - Kenya SALM project
>> Zambia: Presentations from a stakeholder meeting for a potential landscape programme in the Luangwa Valley (October 4, 2013)
>> Carbon Finance for Sustainable Development: 2012 Annual Report
>> Methodology for Accounting Emission Reductions from Sustainable Agricultural Land Management
>> Alternative Approaches to Addressing the Risk of Non-Permanence in A/R Projects under the CDM
>> New Report: BioCarbon Fund Experience: Insights from Afforestation / Reforestation CDM Projects
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