Category: Forestry

Norway funds 530 million NOK for Indonesia in result base carbon reduction and deforestation project

The Norwegian government published an official announcement regarding the latest achievement on emission reduction and deforestation with Indonesia on 3 July 2020. It is the first time Norway supporting funds on this 10 years project – result base payment worth of 530 million NOK or Rp812.86 billion. So far the result on emission reduction were…

Finland supports in a forestry inventory project in Myanmar

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland will support a forestry inventory project throughout Myanmar, including conflicted territories on 16 June 2020, according to an announcement from the ministry. The statement said: Myanmar is launching a forest inventory project, which will be carried out also in conflict areas. Finland will allocate EUR 3.45 million in development…

Denmark supports mangrove restoration in Myanmar

The Danish embassy in Myanmar providing support to Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation in Rakhine State and Thanintharyi region on 17 June 2020. The official statement says: “Today, marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. In support to Myanmar’s efforts to mitigate the negative consequences of climate change, through the Climate Adaptation Programme, Denmark…

Indonesia to receive $56 million reward from Norway for reducing emission

Indonesia will receive a $56 million fund from Norway as a reward for the Southeast Asian country’s efforts and success in reducing deforestation and carbon emission, reports the Indonesian daily The Jakarta Post. The Indonesian effort and Norwegian reward are under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) scheme. “The grant is a…

Sweden signs UNPD agreement on Climate Change in Cambodia

Sweden and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) co-signed a new contribution agreement of US$ 3.34 million to support the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance from 2020 to 2022, in on 23 April 2020. This new programme will provide crucial support for charting a growth path that is sustainable, resilient, and benefits the most vulnerable in society.…

University of Copenhagen warns illegal logging in Cambodia

Denmark’s University of Copenhagen draws attention to recently published data which shows increased illegal logging within the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia, according to the Cambodian daily the Phnom Penh Post. In a letter to stakeholders of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, the Danish University of Copenhagen provides documentation of the deforestation with a…

Kari Herlevi – Finnish Circular Economy expert shares insights

Finland is aiming at becoming a global circular economy (CE) leader by 2025. As a country it came up with its first CE roadmap in 2016, with the leadership of Sitra, and has organised the annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) since 2017.In this regard, Business Finland has also launched a program that supports the…

Lack of hands for Finnish berry picking after Thai trafficking case

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While raspberries, cranberries and blueberries ripen in Finland, the firms can’t keep up, after Thailand decreased the number of berry picking visas. Where 3,500 Thai were granted a seasonal visa for Finland in 2017, that number decreased to 2,500 in 2018. Merely 2,400 have been allowed to go to the Northern country to pick berries…

Norway funded Cambodia’s project on biodiversity

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funded the project launched by Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) with the technical assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Biodiversity Finance Initiative is the name of the project launced on June 20. This project is expected to be a solution for protecting and maintaining Cambodia’s…

Denmark supported training on planting mangrove

The second-round field trip of Integrated Coastal Management Training, supported by Denmark together with the Forest Department in Myanmar, was launched on May 13, 2019 at the Forest Department located in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. As a part of the Denmark-Myanmar Coastal Climate Adaptation Programme, the training aimed to fight against deforestation and avoid the negative effects…