News archive 2012


Ireland announces a €150,000 contribution to the EU REDD Facility

The funding contribution is a demonstration of Ireland's commitment to sustainable forest management and to addressing the global forest loss and the impacts of climate change.

In a statement published by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on January 30th, Minister of State McEntee said: "Ireland's success in restoring forest cover and developing a vibrant and sustainable forest industry is not matched at the global level, where deforestation - the permanent removal of forest cover - is still a major issue, and contributes up to one fifth of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Large scale forest clearance is most acute in tropical and subtropical regions, where forest cover is being removed to make way for other land uses". The full statement can be read on the Department's website here.

The EU REDD Facility is hosted by the European Forest Institute. In addition to the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine the Facility is financed by the Directorate General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid of the European Commission and the UK Department for International Development.