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Forests: Conservation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 114726, tabled on 31 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which countries have contributed to the $12 billion donor fund announced at COP26 to halt and reverse forest loss and protect land rights; and how much each of those donors has committed.

Answered on

8 February 2022

Over a five-year period between 2021-2025, the $12billion Global Forest Finance Pledge will support forest-related climate action in countries eligible for Official Development Assistance.

The pledge has been supported by 12 public donors: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, the UK, the USA, and the European Commission on behalf of the European Union.

The UK has confirmed to provide at least £1.5 billion to the pledge.

Further details of what the pledge will deliver on can be found at:

https://ukcop26.org/the-global-forest-finance-pledge/