Brazil receives first Green Climate Fund grant for REDD+. Critics warn of ‘paper reductions’ with no real climate benefits

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a USD 96 million grant for Brazil, a reward for reductions in emissions from deforestation achieved five years ago. NGOs warned of “paper reductions without any real climate benefits.” Germany and the US pushed for conditions to be attached, while Norway was keen to send a positive signal.

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