UK invests in Colombian tropical rainforests: Business Secretary Alok Sharma has launched a funding pledge consisting of a £64 million package to support tropical rainforests in Colombia.
Part of a larger £173 million package of grants of UK aid to Colombia and will be used to help tackle deforestation.
Alok Sharma, COP26 President said: “We all have a duty to work together to protect our planet’s precious biodiversity.
“Our work with the Colombian government will help stop deforestation in the Amazon and across the country, protect precious ecosystems, and support sustainable, rural livelihoods for communities that depend on the forest.”
Colombian Minister for the Environment, Ricardo Lozano said: ”These cooperation resources will focus on supporting the fight against deforestation and environmental crime, as well as the creation of sustainable economic livelihoods.”
20% of UK International Climate Finance (ICF) spending has been committed to forest regeneration by the UK Government.
UK invests in Colombian tropical rainforests