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Norway joins fight to save Amazon

Date : 17th September 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Norway has pledged $1bn (500m) to a new international fund to help Brazil protect the Amazon rainforest. The donation is the first to the fund which Brazil hopes will raise $21bn to protect Amazon nature reserves. Norway's prime minister said the project was important in the fight to reduce global warming. Brazil is one of the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, with three-quarters of its total coming from the burning of trees in the Amazon. The money will be released over seven years to promote alternatives to forest-clearing for people living in the Amazon, and support conservation and sustainable development.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7621179.stm





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