Norway and the United Kingdom announced that they will allocate 94 million dollars – around R$ 464 million in this Monday’s price (11)
– for the Amazon Fund, in an announcement made during the celebration of 15 years of the financing policy, at the 28th United Nations (UN) Climate Conference, COP28, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
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Norway will allocate 50 million dollars, and the United Kingdom, 44 million dollars. Recently, the fund also received resources from Germany, Switzerland and the United States. Norway, to date, is the main donor.
In 2018, after the election of former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL), the European country stopped making donations. Payments were resumed after the victory of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), who reactivated the fund.
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“In recognition of the results (in reducing deforestation in the biome) of Lula and Marina (Silva), as well as Brazil’s strong ambitions, I am very happy to announce that we will restart making new contributions to the Amazon Fund, in such a way that way that we can deliver more in the future,” said Norwegian climate minister Andreas Bjelland Eriksen during the announcement on Monday.
“Stopping deforestation in the Amazon this decade will require unprecedented cooperation and ambition. Today Norway sees renewed objectives and a Brazil with great ambitions and a pioneering spirit,” he added.
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The fund was created in 2008 to finance programs to protect the Amazon forest and traditional communities. Among the measures is the fight against deforestation and fires.
“The Amazon Fund has proven to be an effective solution for financial support for tropical forests in Brazil, expanding Brazilian efforts for the Amazon”, said Tørris Jæger, Executive Director of Rainforest Foundation Norway, an organization in Norway, also during the announcement made this Monday .
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“Brazil needs international support to fulfill its ambition of zero deforestation in the Amazon. This vital rainforest is of global importance for the climate and biodiversity, and protecting it is a responsibility that cannot fall on Brazil alone. We will only succeed maintain the 1.5 degree target if more countries contribute to the protection of tropical forests, such as through the Amazon Fund,” said Jæger.
Editing: Geisa Marques