Norway is the first country in the world to commit to zero-deforestation

Norwegian parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment has requested the government to “impose requirements to ensure that public procurements do not contribute to deforestation of the rainforest.”

In a stunning victory for environmentalists, though common sense to many Norwegians, protecting nature's environment has taken precedence to preserve human life.

“This is an important victory in the fight to protect the rainforest. Over the last few years, a number of companies have committed to cease the procurement of goods that can be linked to destruction of the rainforest,” said Nils Hermann Ranum of Rainforest Foundation Norway. “Until now, this has not been matched by similar commitments from governments. Thus, it is highly positive that the Norwegian state is now following suit and making the same demands when it comes to public procurements.”

In an effort to “promote national commitments that encourage deforestation-free supply chains," the Norwegian government has called upon Germany and the United Kingdom to cease all deforestation.  They request the countries use the power of state to "sustainably source commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber.”

 

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