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News / DT 11 / 2014

Norwegian forest aid lobby deal targets US Congress and White House

 
Standing almost alone with its rainforest initiative, Norway opened its aid wallet and hired consultants to lobby Washington politicians in an effort to make the US government double its funding for the programme. 
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Sida: new facility on indigenous land rights is ‘not a REDD intervention’

 
Sweden is providing 100 million crowns for the establishment of a new institution for securing tenure for forest-based communities. 
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Urgent support for Ukraine nuclear safety

 
Sweden and Norway are helping the Ukraine prepare to acquire nuclear fuel rods from countries other than Russia, and to boost security around the nation’s four nuclear power plants. 
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Finnish roles in Syrian chemical weapons destruction

 
Various Finnish public private institutions are part of the UN-led mission to destroy chemical weapons extracted from Syria.
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Aims to reverse Sweden’s aid reforms

 
The man who might become Sweden's next aid minister criticises Gunilla Carlsson, who held the post from 2006 to 2013, and hopes to reverse many of her reforms.
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From Oslo ministry to lobby firm

 
A ministry official in Oslo involved in assessing the Center for Global Development (CGD)’s grant later quit to take up a position at Climate Advisers, the firm sub-contracted by CGD to lobby US top officials.     
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New report: Land tenure and avoided deforestation

 
A report by the Rights and Resources Institute (RRI), Recognising Indigenous and Community Land Rights, estimates the costs of securing tenure for forest-dependent communities. It presents the following conclusions:
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