UK unites to cut deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon: The UK is teaming up with the US, Germany, Norway & Peru to improve efforts and assist in the reduction of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest by 2025.
Last week Ministers from the countries signed a Joint Declaration of Intent, indicating their help to Peru in halting forest ecosystem loss & degradation as well as providing to the sustainable development of the country.
It is an extension of the initial declaration signed by Germany & Norway in 2014, when they began a partnership to help Peru in its attempts to sustain its tropical forest. It is the 4th latest within the world & the largest in the Amazon outside of Brazil.
The UK & US are together signing the declaration as new partners for the first time.
The UK is working together with Peru to perform sustainable & forest friendly business resolutions, for instance, Indigenous communities-guided agroforestry situated in the Amazon area, with the UK International Climate Finance programme helping to mobilise private sector investment for nature-based answers that may fight climate change & biodiversity loss.
The US is supplying $47.5 million (£33.6m) regarding sustainable forest practices presently under implementation & Norway is backing Peru’s endeavour with up to NOK1,800 million (£153m).
Lord Goldsmith, British Minister for Pacific and the Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs stated: “I am delighted the UK is taking steps to strengthen our partnership with Peru to work together on halting deforestation and protecting biodiversity. Through our leadership of the G7 and COP26, we are putting nature at the heart of the global response to the twin challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.
“This is why we have committed to spend at least £3 billion of our International Climate Finance to support efforts to protect and restore nature, reduce global deforestation and support communities that rely on forests for their livelihoods.”
UK unites to cut deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon