Leaders from more than 100 countries will make 85% of global forests on Tuesday to commit to halting and reversing deforestation by 2030, it was announced late Monday night. This is the first agreement at COP26 in Glasgow.
- The COP26 Climate Summit is taking place in Glasgow, where world leaders discuss actions to protect nature
- The first agreement reached was to halt deforestation by 2030.
- Under the agreement, developing countries will receive more than 14 billion pounds sterling for this purpose from highly developed countries and companies
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The signatories are Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Canada, Russia, China, Indonesia and Colombia, all of which are key countries to halt deforestation. Logging contributes to climate change, depleting the forests that consume about 30 percent. All carbon dioxide emissions contribute to global warming.
As part of the agreement More than 14 billion pounds (about 76.1 billion PLN) will be provided to help developing countries stop and reverse deforestation., of which 8.75 billion came from 12 highly developed countries, and 5.3 billion from 30 private sector companies.
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In addition to The governments of 28 countries are committed to deforestation from global trade in food and other agricultural products such as palm oil, soybeans, and cocoa. These industries contribute to deforestation by cutting down trees to make room for animals to graze or crops.
As part of the agreement More than 30 major global companies have pledged to stop investing in deforestation. A £1.1 billion fund will also be created to protect the world’s second largest tropical rainforest, the Congo River Basin.
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Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, who co-hosted COP26, described the agreement as “groundbreaking”. – Thanks to today’s unprecedented promises, we will have the opportunity to end humanity’s long history as the invaders of nature and instead become its protector. announced.
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The agreement significantly extends a similar commitment made by 40 countries under the New York Declaration on Forests signed in 2014. It promised to halve tropical deforestation and restore 150 million hectares of forest by 2020, but experts show that the agreement has not reduced the pace of deforestation. Currently, every minute on Earth, the forest area is reduced by an area equal to 27 football fields.
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