NGOs, think tanks to compete for USD 100m for securing indigenous land rights

 
Norway has pledged to spend USD 100 million for “work to secure the rights of indigenous peoples and other local communities that live in or from the rainforests”.
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Norwegian forest aid lobby deal targets US Congress and White House

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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IFU launches green energy developer via new climate fund. No projects in Africa yet

The Danish Climate Investment Fund, managed by IFU, has bought a 49 per cent stake in Nordic Power Partners, a new Danish green energy project developer.
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Limits on loan payments to Green Climate Fund

Grant-giving donors want to avoid their money being used to subsidise loan contributions. Less than two months until the November pledging conference.
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The good news about climate change

Jens Stoltenber  Photo: Statsministerenskontor

The good news about climate change

The message of the commission on climate and the economy may be too good to be true: battling climate change will be relatively painless.
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