greenclimate.fund/Norway to double its contribution to GCF

 

 

PARIS, 07 DEC 2015, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced plans to scale up Norway’s commitments to the Green Climate Fund.

 

Norway already pledged USD 258 million to the Fund last year as part of the initial resource mobilization and has now promised to double that figure by 2020, provided that GCF can finance verified emissions reductions in deforestation and forest degradation.

 

Speaking at the Paris climate conference, Prime Minister Solberg stressed the importance of climate finance and Norway’s support for the Fund.

 

"The Green Climate Fund is now ready for business. I am pleased to announce today that Norway will significantly increase its contributions. If the Fund secures verified emission reductions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, we will double our contribution by 2020," she stated.

 

Børge Brende, the Foreign Minister of Norway, also reinforced his country's support for GCF.

 

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