Project portfolio

The following is a list of ITTO projects in the field of ecosystem services initiated since 1999. All budget amounts are in US dollars. For a complete list of all operational and completed projects financed by ITTO, please refer to the ITTO Annual Report.

In the project numbers given below, 'PD' denotes project and 'PPD' denotes pre-project. The suffix 'F' denotes Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management, 'M' the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence, and 'I' the Committee on Forest Industry.

International Workshop on Innovations in Tropical Forestry and Forest Product Industries (Innovations for Tropical Timber)

Project number :  PD 268/04 Rev.3 (I)
Project country :  Côte d’Ivoire
budget :  ITTO: $147,960
Government of Côte d'Ivoire: $40,244
Industries: $36,000
Total: $224,204
Submitted by :  Government of Côte d’Ivoire
Implementing agencies :  Direction de la Production et des Industries Forestieres (Diectorate of Forest Production and Industries), Ministry of the Environment and Water and Forest
Financed at session No :  42

Summary

The objective of the project is to organize an international Conference with the view to assessing the current state of research and development, innovation and other technological developments in the global forest and wood product industries, and determine policies and strategies to further increase innovation and its uptake to continually improve the sustainability and competitiveness of the forest and wood products industries. The Conference will also provide opportunity for building on existing collaborative and strategic alliances as well as developing new ones to assist the transfer of technology, skill and knowledge. The Conference will include a special Session on tropical timbers. Two major outputs are expected from the project:

· The Conference proceedings describing the current state of innovation in the global industry, as well as new developments in knowledge, products and processes;
· The development of new alliances/partnerships, which could assist on-going innovation, its adoption and transfer among the global industry.


Development and promotion program for financial compensation of environmental services derived from tropical forest ecosystems in Guatemala

Project number :  PPD 101/04 Rev.1 (M)
Project country :  Guatemala
budget :  ITTO: $46,440
Government of Guatemala: $13,600
Total: $60,040
Submitted by :  Government of Guatemala
Implementing agencies :  Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Finland, Norway, USA
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

The objective of this pre-project is to increase recognition of the economic worth of environmental goods and services, particularly those derived from natural and planted forests. This involves: the identification of forest services in Guatemala; the development of basic guidelines for the promotion and regulation of such services; the formulation of a proposal for the definition of the most suitable compensation mechanisms; and the strengthening of the Department of Forest Externalities (Departamento de Externalidades Forestales – DEXFO) of INAB to help create national technical capacity.


Building capacity to develop and implement afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (AR-CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol in the tropical forestry sector

Project number :  PD 359/05 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Japan
budget :  ITTO: $942,166
Total: $942,166
Submitted by : 
Implementing agencies :  ITTO Secretariat
ITTO funding sources :  Unearmarked funds of the Special Account
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

There has been strong interest in afforestation and reforestation (AR) projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol since this treaty took effect on 16 February 2005. This project will promote AR-CDM project activities through public-private partnerships, linking host developing countries with industrialised investor countries.


Creating and sustaining a market for environmental services from China's tropical forests

Project number :  PD 295/04 Rev.2 (M)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $149,958
Government of China: $116,205
Total: $266,163
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  Chinese Academy of Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, Republic of Korea, Norway
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This project will propose an optimal marketing model for environmental services of tropical and other forests in China and start the marketing process of China's forest environmental services. Specifically it will produce: 1) a background report on the marketing of environmental tropical forest services in China; 2) a website presenting up-to-date information on the project and relevant topics; 3) the first (experimental) agency of market trading of forest environmental services in China; and 4) two real examples of environmental services' trade.


An international workshop on the Clean Development Mechanism – opportunities and challenges for the forest industry sector in sub-Saharan tropical Africa

Project number :  PD 337/05 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Ghana
budget :  ITTO: $299,160
Ghana Forestry Commission: $10,000
African Development Bank: $40,000
Total: $349,160
Submitted by :  Government of Ghana
Implementing agencies :  Ghana Forestry Commission
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Common Fund for Commodities, USA, Finland
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This project will promote African participation in the CDM by convening an international workshop designed to improve the understanding of CDM mechanisms and identify opportunities, constraints and challenges for African timber-producing countries. The workshop will particularly involve key stakeholders in the CDM, international institutions involved in forestry activities in Africa, energy companies, the private sector, government policymakers and NGOs, and scientific institutions in Ghana.


Implementation of a management plan by the Chiquiaca and Orozas communities in Tarija, Bolivia

Project number :  PD 44/99 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Bolivia
budget :  ITTO: $285,589
PROMETA: $62,850
Chiquiaca Community: $58,000
Orozas Community: $58,000
PROBONA: $41,000
Total: $503,789
Submitted by :  Government of Bolivia
Implementing agencies :  Tarija Environmental Protection – PROMETA – in cooperation with Intercooperation/PROBONA
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

The Chiquiaca and Orozas communities in Bolivia's Department of Tarija have developed community-based forest management plans. This three-year project is providing technical and financial support to the communities for the legal implementation of their plans, starting with activities in one of each community's micro-watershed areas.


Alternative financing model for sustainable forest management in San Nicolas

Project number :  PD 54/99 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Colombia
budget :  ITTO: $566,377
CORNARE: $124,000
Empa St. Galo: $88,300
Total: $778,677
Submitted by :  Government of Colombia
Implementing agencies :  Regional Autonomous Corporation of Rio Negro, the Swiss Federal Institute for Materials and Technologies Research and Testing, and Empa St. Galo
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This project seeks to curb the degradation of natural resources in San Nicolas through the design of a financing model that combines the sustainable management of natural forests with alternative financing sources. It includes a participatory component to ensure the equitable distribution of benefits generated by the project.


Development of a project proposal for the economic valuation of production forests and agroforestry systems in the Peruvian Amazon

Project number :  PPD 13/00 Rev.1 (M)
Project country :  Peru
budget :  ITTO: $37,980
INRENA*: $10,000
ICRAF**: $10,000
Total: $57,980
Submitted by :  Government of Peru
Implementing agencies :  *National Institutx for Natural Resources in cooperation with the **International Centre for Agroforestry Research
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

This pre-project developed a project proposal for the economic valuation of environmental goods and services derived from forest management and agroforestry systems in the Peruvian Amazon. It also convened a multi-institutional workshop on the subject with the participation of experts from the Amazon region.


Promotion of Clean Development Mechanism in the framework of sustainable forest management with local communities' involvement

Project number :  PPD 47/02 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $53,000
Total: $53,000
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  The Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders (APHI)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Japan
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This pre-project collected baseline data and information for the development of strategies and a project proposal to promote the Clean Development Mechanism in the framework of sustainable forest management involving local communities.


International workshop on Clean Development Mechanism - opportunities for the forest industry sector in the Asia-Pacific Region

Project number :  PD 174/02 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Korea
budget :  ITTO: $122,960
SNU: $7,000
KFRI: $15,000
NEAFF: $15,000
Total: $159,960
Submitted by :  Government of Korea
Implementing agencies :  Seoul National University (SNU) in cooperation with the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) and the Northeast Asia Forest Forum (NEAFF)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

Under this project an international forum will be convened to identify the current trends and potential impacts of carbon forestry on the global forest sector, with an emphasis on the forest industry sector and rural livelihoods in tropical countries in the Asia-Pacific region.