Article | Last updated: 13/07/2022 | Ministry of Climate and Environment
Norway has pledged up to 3 billion NOK a year to help save the world's tropical forests while improving the livelihoods of those who life off, in, and near the forests.
The Norwegian Government’s vision is a more sustainable plastics value chain globally, regionally, and nationally. This strategy will assist in implementing the UN Environment Assembly’s 2017 «zero vision» to end all discharge of plastic litter into the ocean in the long term. Norway's most important international climate endeavor is helping to preserve the rainforest and other tropical forests.
The rainforest is vital. By absorbing large amounts of CO2, it helps to slow down global warming. Tropical forests also have many other important functions, such as being a source of water and food, and they are essential for both humans and animals
But the rainforest continues to disappear at a rapid pace. We have to slow down deforestation quickly in order to solve both the climate crisis and the natural crisis.
Norway has promised up to three billion NOK annually to tropical forest countries for reducing deforestation, through Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).