The UN-Redd Programme Receives U.S.$ 40 Million Pledge From Norway to Help Developing Countries Halt Deforestation

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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