Amazonia: Rainforests

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th June 2020.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to his international counterparts on ending deforestation in the Amazon region.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is committed to encouraging and contributing to international action to address the problem of deforestation in the Amazon region. Through our international network we support and regularly advocate for international cooperation on deforestation both bilaterally and through multilateral institutions such as the UN and the World Bank. Together with international partners, we have pledged to mobilise US $5 billion between 2015 and 2020 to help reduce deforestation and promote sustainable land use in the world's tropical forest basins, including the Amazon. We are also working with China, European partners, and the private sector to increase the incentives for a shift in farming that addresses deforestation.

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