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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…

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…

COP28/Dubai: Indonesia and Norway strengthen joint efforts to beat climate change

Indonesia is a global leader in reducing deforestation – now with the lowest reported levels in 20 years. To recognize Indonesia’s impressive results, Norway announces a contribution of 100 million US dollars to support the country’s continuous efforts. COP28/Dubai: December 1, at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, Prime Minister of…

INTERPOL, UNODC and Norway reinforce alliance against forestry crime

With its emphasis on intelligence-led operations, multi-agency cooperation, and technical law enforcement expertise, the programme – codenamed LEAP II – will offer a unique portfolio of support that helps countries across Latin America and Southeast Asia address forestry crime and illegal tropical deforestation. Funded by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), LEAP helps global…

Celebration: 15 years of the Amazon Fund

Substantial results and visions for the future were discussed when high-level stakeholders met to commemorate 15 years of the Amazon fund in Belem, Brazil, on August 7, on the sidelines of president Lula’s Amazon Summit.

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