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  • Submitted by: Norway
  • Topic: Forests
  • Keywords: Deforestation, financial resources, foreign aid.
  • Location: Brazil
  • Date of completion: 2020
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Documents
Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Norway has pledged up to USD 1 billion to the Amazon Fund for the period up until 2015. 2015
By reducing deforestation, we could achieve up to one third of the needed emission reductions by 2020. 2020
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Financing (in USD) $1,000,000,000
Description
Partner(s)
Government of Norway, Fundo Amazonia
Description/achievement of initiative
By reducing deforestation, we could achieve up to one third of the needed emission reductions by 2020.

(Statement by Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway, delivered at 20.June.2012 in Rio de Janeiro. available at:
Office of Prime Minister, Norway
)
Implementation methodologies
If we are to succeed, we must be willing to take on the necessary commitments.

Developed countries must provide adequate, predictable and sustainable funding.

And this funding must be based on results.

Developing countries must put in place efficient national policies and systems to verify reductions and build capacity.

In order to achieve this, we must put a price on carbon.

More information can be found at :
Office of Prime Minister, Norway

Copyright United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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