During the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Norwegian Government launched a fund to trigger private investments in deforestation-free agriculture.

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- Norway and the US share the goal of halting global deforestation. By strengthening collaboration between our two countries on forests and climate change, we can contribute to a more rapid and forceful implementation of the Paris agreement and the sustainable development goals, says Vidar Helgesen, Minister of the Climate and Environment in Norway.

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Later this months, the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative has invited partners from all over the world to participate in this event which is held bi-annually in Oslo.

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After more than a year-long selection process, civil society organisations that will receive Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative funds through norad have been selected.

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JAKARTA (3 February, 2016) – Continuing the long-term bilateral partnership on climate and forests, Indonesia and Norway will collaborate to support Indonesia’s efforts to protect and restore its peat ecosystems . This was announced by Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar, and the Head of the Peatland...

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for halting deforestation by 2020. The climate agreement in Paris aims to limit global temperature increase to well below 2 °C, and establishes that tropical forests will be key to reaching that goal.

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Photo: Charlie Bibby.

Last month the Financial Times visited Indonesia together with the Norwegian Minister for Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen.

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Picts (from top left, clockwise). Meeting with President HE Joko Widodo, tree adoption at Merabu Village, Meeting with Finance Minister HE Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister Helgesen address at the Climate Festival, Bilateral Meeting with Minister HE Siti Nurbaya (KLHK), and live interview with Benor FM (Community Radio Station by Orang Rimba). . 
Photo: Humas KLHK and Lisetta Trebbi.

Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, visited Indonesia from 2 – 5 February 2016. During those days, Minister Helgesen met with President Joko Widodo, Minister of Environment and Forest; Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister of Finance; Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Retno P Marsudi, Minister for National Development Planning; Sofyan Djalil, Head of Badan...

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During the Paris climate summit last week, the Government of Norway announced that it will extend its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) until 2030. NICFI is Norway’s biggest climate contribution globally.

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