Protecting and restoring forest carbon in tropical
Africa: A guide for donors and funders
This report on forests in tropical Africa is
the first to be published by the Forests Philanthropy Action Network (FPAN).
The culmination of nearly two years of desk and field research, it provides an
introduction and some initial guidance on important questions such as: which
interventions to protect and restore Africa's tropical forest carbon are likely
to be successful? Under what circumstances? And how can donors and funders
engage most effectively.
Protecting and restoring forest carbon in
tropical Africa is vital reading for
philanthropic donors, public funding bodies and forest carbon companies
interested in supporting efforts to halt the loss of tropical forests in
The report was made possible by the generous support
of the Pure Climate Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the
Leventis family, the Linden Trust for Conservation, and the Wetland Trust.
more about FPAN and the report
Annex 1: The ProForest Report
FPAN commissioned ProForest, forest research
organisation based in Oxford, UK, to conduct a review of the primary data on
forest carbon in tropical Africa found in peer-review journals. The outcome of
this research, Terrestrial carbon: emissions,
sequestration and storage in tropical Africa,
is also available for download from this website.
FPAN is a charity founded by Nicholas
Josefowitz and Bernard Mercer in 2008. It exists to encourage donors and
funders to take an interest in protecting and enhancing forests; to foster
informed debate on forest issues; and to produce research-based guidance for
trusts, foundations and individual donors who want to support effective action
To get involved or find out more contact Bernard Mercer.