The Amazon Bioeconomy Fund: Unlocking private capital by valuing bioeconomy products and services with climate mitigation and adaptation results in the Amazon (GCF-FP173)

Countries
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Peru
  • Suriname
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Oct 4, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
Inter-American Development Bank
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Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
Equity, Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 279.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 135.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 137.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 598.10 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS May 10, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 14, 2021


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Project Description
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Fund to finance investment projects that will improve the bioeconomy in the Amazon, that is, the valuation of natural capital, allowing “bio-companies” to invest in reducing GHG emissions in the Amazon. The objective is to generate positive economic, climatic and social impacts by taking advantage of the variety of biological and genetic resources of the Amazon, the diverse productive landscapes and sustainable forestry.


The Fund will create 2 complementary components:

1. investment funds in bioeconomy and
2. access to private capital markets through green bond issues.
These components will be implemented through:
• concessional financing,
• performance-based incentives, and
• Technical assistance to increase the institutional capacity of ministries, National Development Banks, local concessionaires, development of standardized eligibility frameworks and assessment and structuring of bioeconomy funds.
The subprojects will be subject to preliminary evaluations and environmental and social management in line with IDB policies.
Indigenous peoples are involved and the program includes an explanation of how their voices will be incorporated and a reference to the stakeholder engagement plan.

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