Norway pays millions to Peru for rainforest efforts

Vidar Helgesen, joint climate declarationMinister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen.Photo: regjeringen.no

Peru gets a 50 million NOK reward from Norway for its efforts in the rainforest.

The payoff is the first under a rainforest agreement between Peru, Norway and Germany, which was signed in 2014, says the Climate and Environment Ministry. Overall, the agreement concerns 1.8 billion NOK until 2020.

Peru is the world’s fourth largest rainforest country.
– The money will strengthen the indigenous people’s land rights, increase efforts to combat illegal logging and improve land use in the Amazon. With this payment, we reward the positive development in Peru and supports the government’s ambitious plan to protect the rainforest, says Climate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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