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Amazonia: Rain Forests

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote measures to prevent deforestation in the Amazon at (a) the UN and (b) other multilateral institutions.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Government is committed to encouraging and contributing to international action to address the widespread problem of deforestation. Through our international network we support and regularly advocate for international cooperation on deforestation through multilateral institutions such as the UN and the World Bank. Together with international partners, we pledged to mobilise US $5billion between 2015 and 2020 to help reduce deforestation and promote sustainable land use in the world's tropical forest basins, including the Amazon.

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