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Climate Change: Deforestation

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase aid to Latin American countries to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation. [HL494]

Latin America has a vital role to play in reducing emissions from deforestation. The UK presently provides support for reduced deforestation through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the Forest Investment Programme (FIP). Some of the finance administered by these bodies will go to Latin American countries. Levels of finance for reduced deforestation are under negotiation at the climate talks in Copenhagen and we expect these to rise substantially in the years ahead. The UK will meet its share of this.