Skip to main content

Amazon Deforestation

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has for the funding by the UK Government of the Amazon Deforestation Soya Certification project. (78896)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is providing a total of £239,880 over three years, from its Global Opportunities Fund, for the Amazonian Deforestation Soya Certification project in Brazil. This comprises:

£

2004-05

82,360

2005-06

78,760

2006-07

78,760

The project is co-funded by ‘The Nature Conservancy do Brasil’ and aims to help combat deforestation by developing and implementing an independent certification scheme for “forest-friendly” soya, modeled on advances in timber certification in the Amazon, and thematic certification, such as dolphin-friendly tuna.