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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…

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: 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…