International meeting to enact deforestation measures opens in Oslo


German pledge boosts UN program to $4 bln for protecting world’s forests on eve of conference

May 26th, 2010 Germany to help fund UN program to protect forestsOSLO, Norway — Germany will pledge $500 million to fight deforestation, blamed for releasing some of the carbon dioxide contributing to global warming, Norway’s prime minister said Wednesday on the eve of a conference in Oslo. The contribution gives a boost to talks starting Thursday on the REDD Plus program to help poor nations protect their forests and biological diversity — one of the few programs agreed on during the disappointing climate talks in December in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Germany and Norway pledge $1.5 bln to fight deforestation on eve of conference

May 26th, 2010 Germany, Norway give $1.5B to fight deforestationOSLO, Norway — Germany and Norway will pledge $1.5 billion to fight deforestation, blamed for releasing some of the carbon dioxide contributing to global warming, Norway’s prime minister said Wednesday on the eve of a conference in Oslo. The contributions give a boost to talks starting Thursday on creating a single international agency for monitoring and financing efforts to help poor nations protect their forests and biological diversity.

Conference on fighting deforestation boosts morale, budget after morose climate change talks

March 11th, 2010 Meeting on deforestation boosts morale, budgetPARIS — A conference bringing together more than 60 nations Thursday added $1 billion to the fight against deforestation and boosted the morale of those hoping to save the world’s forests — a key defense against global warming. Three months after a morose ending to climate change talks in Copenhagen, the one-day ministerial meeting in Paris attended by heavily forested countries such as Indonesia and those in the Amazon and Congo basins amounted to a confidence-builder for nations wondering what comes next in the battle against deforestation, many delegates said.

French leader tells deforestation conference more funding needed to protect world’s woodlands

March 11th, 2010 Sarkozy: more funds needed to fight deforestationPARIS — Rich nations must contribute more to a climate change fund and help fight deforestation, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said at a conference Thursday on saving the world’s forests — a key defense against global warming. Ministers from some 64 nations attended the one-day Paris meeting, including Indonesia and other heavily wooded countries in the Amazon and Congo river basins.

Deforestation conference to turn plans into action brings nations at heart of problem to table

March 10th, 2010 Deforestation conference to turn plans to actionPARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy will open a daylong conference Thursday of some 40 nations to start turning plans into action to save the world’s forests and help rein in the noxious gases blamed for climate change. Ministers from countries of the Amazon and Congo river basins and Indonesia — whose massive forests, most at risk, are at the heart of efforts to end deforestation — were among those attending the one-day conference.

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