Defra commits £100m to international forestry funding.

Last week the Government committed £100 million to international forestry projects which provide specific benefits for biodiversity.  The money will come from the new international climate finance included in the Comprehensive Spending Review which also includes new money for the UK's contribution to REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).  This programme waims to prevent the loss of forests in developing countries. 

Caroline Spelman, Environment Secretary, confirmed that the money will help fund pioneering projects which focus on delivering benefits for the natural environment such as reducing the destruction of habitats and the loss of plants and animals. 

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