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Published Jun 6, 2016, 12:52 am IST
Updated Jun 6, 2016, 12:52 am IST
Norway also leads missions to protect forests worldwide.
In a pledge to save the world's green cover the country’s parliament recommended rules “to ensure that public procurements do not contribute to deforestation of rainforests”.
 In a pledge to save the world's green cover the country’s parliament recommended rules “to ensure that public procurements do not contribute to deforestation of rainforests”.

Oslo: Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation. In a pledge to save the world's green cover the country’s parliament recommended rules “to ensure that public procurements do not contribute to deforestation of rainforests”.

The Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment also requested that the government protect biodiversity through a new policy by the Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global. Norway also leads missions to protect forests worldwide. “This is an important victory.

 

A number of companies have committed to cease procurement of goods that can be linked to destruction of the rainforest,” said Nils Hermann Ranum of Rainforest Foundation.

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