C0006 Nicaragua

FP146: Bio-CLIMA: Integrated climate action to reduce deforestation and strengthen resilience in BOSAWÁS and Rio San Juan Biospheres

C0006 Nicaragua

In June 2021, the IRM received a complaint relating to FP146. The complainant(s), while welcoming the objectives of the project, alleged that the project would harm indigenous and Afro-descendant communities as 1) prior to the approval of the project, there was no proper consultation with communities, including no free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC); 2) the project will lead to environmental degradation and attacks by armed non-indigenous settlers; 3) the Accredited Entity’s actions do not seem to comply with the GCF’s policies, especially on participation and information disclosure; 4) the GCF Board conditions placed on the project, especially relating to the implementation of FPIC and to the selection of independent third party monitor(s), will not be defined and complied with effectively; and 5) the executing entity will not fulfil its obligations in the implementation of the Bio-CLIMA project (more details about the complaint can be found in the eligibility determination report). The complainant(s) requested confidentiality, and the IRM is granting confidentiality in accordance with its TOR and PGs and as a result of its retaliation risk assessment. The complaint was declared eligible on 21 July 2021, and the case will now proceed, starting with the Initial Steps phase, where the IRM will explore the options of problem solving and compliance review, with the complainant(s) and other stakeholders.

Case status

Open

30 Jun 2021

Eligibility / Preliminary inquiry
Initial steps and process choice
Closed

Complainant

Confidential

Nature of harm raised

Land ownership & possession
Project due diligence
Cultural heritage
Free, prior, informed consent
Indigenous people rights
Environmental damage

GCF policies raised

Environmental and social standards
Environmental and social policy
Indigenous peoples policy

Documentation

Title Versions
Eligibility determination
ENGLISH | español
Time limit extension for initial steps
ENGLISH

Project details

Project numberFP146
Project title Bio-CLIMA: Integrated climate action to reduce deforestation and strengthen resilience in BOSAWÁS and Rio San Juan Biospheres
Theme
Mitigation
Country Nicaragua
Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Accredited Entity Central American Bank for Economic Integration
Result areas
Forests and land use
Risk category Category A