Category: 2020

New NICFI website launched

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.

Norway will pay 530 million NOK for reduced deforestation in Indonesia

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.

Norway grants 10.3 Million EUR to ensure indigenous forest rights

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.

Liberia and Norway launch Climate and Forest Partnership

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.

Ethiopia Norway sign forest protection agreement

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.