Category: 2024

Ready for the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum?

The Oslo Tropical Forest Forum (OTFF) is a global conference gathering key policy-makers and practitioners from civil society, the private sector, and public sector organizations working to reduce and reverse tropical deforestation. It is hosted by Norad, the Norwegian Development Cooperation Agency, on behalf of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). The OTFF 2024…

Tropical forest loss reduced in 2023

Global data released today show a decline in loss of primary forest in the tropics. Significant reductions in key countries such as Brazil and Colombia highlight the importance of political will and effective policy measures in forest protection. Global Forest Watch and University of Maryland have today presented its yearly data on primary forest loss.…

Norway strengthens rainforest cooperation with Ethiopia

The renewed agreement marks a transition to a phase where Norway supports Ethiopia’s forest and land use policy through payment for reduced emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation. Minister of Climate and Environment Andreas Bjelland Eriksen signed the renewed partnership agreement during a visit to Addis Abeba this week. Through the agreement, Norway will support…

40 years of support to Indigenous Peoples

As we enter 2024, the world is experiencing an unprecedented momentum of support to Indigenous Peoples and a growing global understanding of their role as forest guardians. Making up some 5 percent of the global population, indigenous peoples manage at least a quarter of the carbon stored in tropical forests, and 80% of the biodiversity…