Tanzania's forests at risk as climate finance dries up

15 March 2016

A look at REDD+ finance committed to Papua New Guinea(PNG) and Tanzania between 2009 and 2014 reveals two contrasting trajectories, as documented by Forest Trends’ REDDinitiative. Donor governments, multilateral institutions, and others committed $45.2 million to PNG, with a steady increase in financing over time. Tanzania received an early injection of finance from Norway in 2009 but little since. A spokesperson from Norway’s ministry of climate and environment told Climate Change News that the program had a “planned end,” but Isilda Nhantumbo, an analyst at IIED, was critical. “For Norway to pull out without the security of others coming in and supporting that process is actually a waste of Norwegian effort as well as disillusioning local communities,” she said.

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