Country Area : 756,102 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 17,735

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : National Programme, Targeted support

FCPF Member : Yes

Active FCPF Grant Holder: Yes

Readiness Grant Holder: Yes

Carbon Fund: Yes

Support under the Warsaw Framework for REDD+

Chile has benefitted from targeted support and its National Programme was provisionally approved in 2015.

National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan
Targeted support is being provided to the National Forest Corporation (Corporación Nacional Forestal – CONAF) on the design and pilot implementation of a nationally replicable Environmental Forest Fund, thus allowing testing in practice a scheme payment for environmental services to smallholders. This Environmental Forest Fund will be a central financial mechanism for the implementation of the REDD+ National Strategy (Estrategia nacional de cambio climatico y recursos vegetacionales) and to contribute to reduce forest degradation in the country. It integrates gender considerations from the onset, including within its monitoring process and performance indicators.

Forest Reference Emission Level / Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL)
Support was provided to the National Forest Corporation on the process of preparation of the country’s submission of FREL/FRL to the UNFCCC.

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Key Contacts

REDD Programme Officer, UNEP/DEPI
Regional Technical Advisor, Food and Agriculture Organizaton of the United Nations (FAO)
Regional Technical Advisor (REDD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)
Forest Department, Food and Agriculture Organizaton of the United Nations (FAO)

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 560,000
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 22.09.2014
Date of Approval 18.11.2014
Implementation Period (Months) 12
Status Under Implementation
Amount Requested US$ 560,000
Amount Approved US$ 560,000
UN Agency Providing Support
Green Economy and Private Sector


Lead National Institution: Government of Chile, Corporacion Nacional Forestal (CONAF)



  • 1  On a pilot basis, a nationally replicable Environmental Forest Fund (FFA in Spanish) designed and implemented, allowing to test in practice a scheme of profit distribution and payment by results, focusing on smallholders.
  • 2.  Analysis of feasible national and international mechanisms to finance the Environmental Forest Fund.
  • 3.  The pilot complements and enhances existing forest development tools, including mitigation option cost analysis and eventually future public policies.