25 November 2013
At the 19th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP19) this week, the Government of Norway announced a pledge of US$ 40 million to continue support for the UN-REDD Programme.
The package of funding will support a range of programmes in 2014 to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) across 48 UN-REDD partner countries, in collaboration with governments, indigenous peoples and civil society, and with the joint support of FAO, UNDP and UNEP.
As parties to the UNFCCC continued negotiations over a climate change agreement into a second week, in a UN Chief Executive Board for Coordination (CEB) side event Norway reaffirmed its confidence in UN-REDD and in REDD+'s transformative potential to slow climate change and benefit local communities and biodiversity.
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