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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…

COP28/Dubai: Norway joins the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC)

To protect and restore mangroves is a highly effective tool to mitigate climate change and the loss of nature. At COP28, Norway joins the Mangrove Alliance for Climate and endorses the goals under the Mangrove Breakthrough. The Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC), which is spearheaded by the United Arab Emirates in partnership with Indonesia, promotes…

COP28/Dubai: Norway announces USD 50 million to the Amazon Fund

During a high-level event celebrating 15 years of the Amazon Fund at COP28, Norway announced a contribution of USD 50 million[1] to Brazil’s efforts to reduce deforestation. “A 50% reduction in deforestation in the Amazon in 2023 is yet another result of President Lula’s ability to take targeted action. This is important for Brazil –…

COP28/Dubai: Norway announces USD 10 million to forest protection in Colombia

The announcement took place at an event during COP28, where Colombia’s Minister of Environment, Susana Muhamad, presented the Colombian governments ambitious plans to reduce deforestation and create sustainable livelyhoods in the Colombian Amazon “Colombia has achieved a significant reduction in deforestation in 2022, a trend that seems to continue in 2023. Most of the reduction…

COP28/Dubai: NICFI and Bezos Earth Fund to provide free satellite images

Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) and the Bezos Earth Fund today announce a new partnership to continue providing the world with free access to high-resolution satellite data to support efforts to stop the destruction of the world’s rainforests. The partnership adds to the USD 43 million previously granted by NICFI to establish the…

COP28/DUBAI: Breakthrough for LEAF and Jurisdictional REDD+

The LEAF coalition is a private-public collaboration to mobilize large-scale funding for forest countries and jurisdictions capable of reducing and reversing tropical deforestation. Norway joined the coalition in 2021 as one of the founding members. Costa Rica and Ghana signed Emissions Reductions Purchase Agreements (ERPAs) to sell forest carbon credits to buyers in the LEAF…

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