Pressure on ecosystems and landscapes are increasing as the impacts from land-use change and climate change grow, with smallholders farmers and indigenous peoples among the most vulnerable suffering these effects. Climate financing efforts have given more emphasis to climate change mitigation than adaptation, and the adaptation financing gap continues to grow. The overall purpose of the Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF) is to fill this identified gap – the LRF seeks to finance adaptation initiatives embedded in landscapes to support the most vulnerable people in the land-use space and increase their resilience. Through the GEF project, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) targeting climate change adaptation and resilience through sustainable agriculture, forestry and ecosystem-focused strategies will be supported to make their projects ready for investment by the LRF and other private sector investors. By supporting SMEs on their path to becoming viable business models, the LRF, with support from the GEF, will help catalyze private investment for climate adaptation in sustainable landscapes at scale.
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The Global Environment Facility is a partnership for international cooperation in which 183 countries work together with international institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector to address global environmental issues.
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