Gibbs awarded two NORAD grants

hollyProfessor Holly Gibbs was awarded two grants from the Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NORAD).

The first grant “The Zero-Deforestation Revolution: Breaking the link Between Commodity Agriculture and Forest Loss” is in collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation and Climate Advisors, and provides around $8,500,000 total funding with approximatley $1,700,000 to the Gibbs Lab (total funding amount varies depending on exchange rate).

The second grant “Scaling-up Governance and Forest Transparency for Zero-Deforestation Supply Chain of Forestry and Agribusiness Sectors in the Brazilian Amazon” is through Imazon, a science-based NGO in the Brazilian Amazon state of Para.

Both 5-year grants will further efforts to better understand the outcomes from supply chain interventions aiming to reduce deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes, as well as across Latin America.

The Gibbs Lab looks at human environment interactions and aims to reconcile forest conservation, climate change, and food security by informing policy and market-based strategies.

Author: Geography Staff