Tuesday, August 20, 2019

GEF chief criticises narrow climate focus of forest aid

When Norway made its historic announcement in 2007 to commit up to NOK 3 billion annually to forest climate aid, the Global Environment Facility - up till then the largest multilateral financer of forest projects - was passed over.

During a recent visit to Oslo, the GEF chief made a thinly-veiled criticism of the Norwegian approach to forest aid, which tends to emphasise the role of forests as carbon sinks.

Monique Barbut

Monique Barbut is CEO of the Global Environment Facility.

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