At COP27 the Peruvian Environmental Protection Minister Mr. Wilbert Gabriel Rozas Beltran and Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment Mr. Espen Barth Eide signed an agreement for a Norwegian contribution of USD 10 million for achieved policy milestones in Peru’s efforts to reduce deforestation.
Colombia’s government has launched an emergency plan to stop deforestation in the Colombian Amazon. The ambitious strategy consists of working with local communities and indigenous people in 22 deforestation hotspots, reaching agreements to strengthen economic, social and environmental conditions in these areas. International partners praise the ambitious plan, and Norway and Germany will contribute 25 million USD under the Joint Declaration of Intent.
The Contribution Agreement, following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indonesia and Norway (Partners) in September 2022, was signed on October 19th by Rut Krüger Giverin, Ambassador of Norway to Indonesia, and Djoko Hendratto, President Director of the Indonesian Environment Fund (IEF).
Ecuador is making an important effort to reduce deforestation. The efforts are crucial for the planet’s climate and biodiversity. Norway therefore announces NOK 130 million in support of the results achieved.
The COP26 Presidency is inviting world leaders to come together at COP27 to establish a new Partnership, which will accelerate implementation of the unprecedented commitment made at COP26 by over 140 countries to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation, whilst delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation.
Indonesia and Norway enter into a new bilateral climate and forest partnership to recognize Indonesia’s impressive results to date and support its ambitious emissions reduction plans. Indonesia has become a global leader by reducing its deforestation to its lowest level in 20 years — the country targets a net sink in the forestry and other land use sector by 2030.
In August, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) announced its first payment of $16.4 million to Costa Rica for reducing 3.28 million tons of carbon emissions in 2018 and 2019. This is the first of three instalments of payments for verified emission reductions under Costa Rica’s Emission Reduction Payment Agreement (ERPA), which aims to reduce up to 12 million tons of CO2 emissions through 2024.
Guyana’s largest ever solar power projects will be financed thanks to the country’s low deforestation levels, following a landmark forest partnership between Guyana and Norway.
On her first day as Deputy Director of NICFI, Dyveke Rogan boarded a plane to Bogotá to learn about deforestation issues from one of Norway’s key partners.
An INTERPOL-coordinated operation has recovered more than 80 truckloads of illegal timber from forests across Latin America and the Caribbean.