Climate Change and Environment

Photo: Norad.

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. What concrete actions should follow up the outcomes from the Climate Change Conference in Paris? This year Oslo REDD Exchange 14-15 June will bring... Read more

Photo: Sokoine University of Agriculture.

The National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC) was launched on the 19th May 2016 by Honorable Minister of the Environment and Union Affairs, Mr January Makamba. Read more

“Formal project title: Enhancing the Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of forests in Tanzania through the application of advanced remote sensing techniques.” Read more

‘It is essential to increase climate finance for poor countries in order to reach agreement in Paris and so that the new agreement can be implemented effectively,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Read more

Tanzania and Norway have signed an Agreement for establishing a National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC). A functional NCMC will make it possible for Tanzania to participate effectively in an international REDD+ regime and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Read more

In relation to the ending of the REDD+ Pilot Projects, the Royal Norwegian Embassy commissioned a short movie about the projects. Watch the movie here. Read more

Photo: All photos: Thea Wiig and Heidi E. Larsen.

Results from the REDD+ Pilot Projects to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Tanzania provide valuable lessons for international climate negotiations. Read more

‘Norway will provide support to developing countries that are seeking to reduce subsidies for coal and other fossil fuels. Cutting fossil fuel subsidies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will free up more funding for sustainable development efforts. Norway is providing NOK 100 million for fossil-fuel subsidy reform,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more