Welcome to the new website for NICFI – Norway’s Climate and Forest Initiative. On these pages, you will find information about why rainforests are vital, what causes their destruction, and how we work with our partners to help save the world’s tropical forests while improving the livelihoods of those who live there.
After 10 years of hard work, deforestation in Indonesia is going down. Emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia were lower in 2016-17 than in the preceding decade. In response, Norway will pay up to 530 million NOK (approx. $56 million) for the good results. This is the first time Norway pays for Indonesia’s results in emission reductions.
News story | Date: 02/07/2019
The Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) has granted NOK 100 million (EUR 10.3 million) to help secure land rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in tropical forest areas. Reduced deforestation and sustainable land use can provide one third of the emissions reductions needed before 2030 to avoid dangerous global warming. –Securing land rights of indigenous peoples is the best way to avoid deforestation in tropical areas, says Ola Elvestuen, Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment.
Press release | Date: 23/09/2014
Liberia and Norway today entered into a partnership to improve forest governance, strengthen law enforcement, and support efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions fromdeforestation and forest degradation in Liberia. The partnership aims at facilitating green growth through the development of a deforestation free agricultural sector in the country. Norway will support Liberia’s efforts with up to $150 million until 2020.
News story | Date: 16/08/2017
The Governments of Norway and Ethiopia have taken an important step towards supporting Ethiopia’s climate friendly economic development. The Government of Norway has allocated up to NOK 600 million for sustainable forest management and forest restoration in Ethiopia until 2020.
News story | Date: 27/06/2018
Organized criminals make 50-152 billion USD a year illegally cutting down invaluable tropical forests and their activities have detrimental consequences for sustainable development in rainforest nations and the global climate.
News story | Date: 16/02/2019
Indonesia confirms that carbon emissions from deforestation declined in 2017. When the emission figures are independently verified, Norway will guarantee payments to Indonesia for approximately 4.8 millions tons of CO2.
New York, 22 September 2019
The country, whose forest covers close to 90 percent of its territory, receives breakthrough funding from Norway to continue fighting climate change through preserving and managing its natural resources sustainably.
News story | Date: 13/12/2019
Ecuador has significantly reduced the loss of its natural forests in the last years. The governments of Norway and Germany today announced that they will reward Ecuador for reducing its carbon emissions from deforestation.
News story | Date: 11/12/2019
Colombia is committing to ambitious goals to reduce deforestation and to launch large-scale programmes in support of forest conservation and ethnic groups. Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom will contribute up to 360 million USD to help Colombia reach its targets.