Norway the First Country in the world to commit 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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