Global climate change and loss of biodiversity are among the most serious environmental threats to the world at present.
The Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative
The world’s tropical forests are home to millions of human beings and more than half of the world’s known plant and animal species. They are also an enormous carbon sink.
All Norwegian Embassies have been requested to increase their efforts on addressing climate change.
Adaptation to climate change
Regardless of the effects of mitigation there is a need for increased focus on and attention to adaptation to future impacts of climate change.
Norwegian core activities on mitigation are Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), Clean Energy Initiative and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).