Ministers and tropical forest experts gathered in Oslo

As Oslo Tropical Forest Forum wraps up, the conference has seen 95 speakers on stage, 12 conference sessions and conference participants from 45 countries at Oslo Tropical Forest Forum.

It has been a pleasure to host two full days with discussions on the two most pressing global challenges confronting us: The climate crisis and the nature crisis.

“Today, this room is filled with individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to the momentum we are seeing today and the solutions going forward”, Minister of Climate and Environment Andreas Bjelland Eriksen said in his closing speech.

The collective experience of the conference participants has shown what works and what is needed on our road to Belem:

  1. We must sustain and strengthen the momentum for change, to go 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿, 𝗳𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿.
  2. We need to support countries in 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀, politically and financially. To mobilise private finance and truly work with Indigenous Peoples on their terms.
  3. We need to finish the job on 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗶𝘁𝘆-𝗱𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.
  4. Lastly, we need to confront 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁, undermining the tremendous job that everyone in this room is doing.

    “Let’s seize the moment and continue to build on what we have achieved”, the minister concluded.