Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DT 2 / 2014

Questions whether Norway’s billions have saved any tropical rainforest

 
Having monitored global REDD initiatives since 2008, writer and environmental activist Chris Lang questions whether Norway’s aid-financed climate forest initiative - the largest in the world - has contributed to reducing rates of deforestation.  
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Donors back Denmark’s proposal to reduce Mekong commission funding

 
Donors that fund the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have toughened their rhetoric. They now agree with the Danish call to speed up the phasing out of aid.
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Aid as a weapon against Uganda anti-gay bill

 
Responding to Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law, Norway and Denmark immediately cut state aid, while Sweden, in line with advice from Swedish gay rights activists, took a more cautious approach. 
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Lukewarm interest in expanded Finnish business aid subsidy

 
Last year Finnpartnership doubled the maximum aid grant for firms with projects in developing countries, but no companies applied for the new big prize. 
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