Best practices in financing nature: Insights from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
At the heart of RFI is the need to develop a funding mechanism where projects may be implemented sustainably. The lessons learned from CEPF and other multi-donor granting initiatives provide guidance through which a grant mechanism that enables local CSOs and project owners can access funding that will complement the efforts of the governments. Grants to CSOs not only help advance the nature and climate agendas, but enables building long-lasting capacity. A granting mechanism also enables private funding to support RFI.