Glasgow’s first pledge: to end deforestation by 2030

Glasgow's first pledge: to end deforestation by 2030

More than 100 world leaders pledged to end deforestation by 2030 at the Glasgow Climate Summit. They also want to protect and restore forests. This makes the first big promise of this summit a reality.

To combat deforestation, approximately 16.5 billion euros of public and private funds are released. Some of it is used to repair damaged forest areas, fight wildfires and provide support to indigenous peoples.

About 85 percent of all the world’s forests are located in more than 100 countries. Brazil is also among the two locations, as large parts of the Amazon have been cleared in recent years. Countries such as Indonesia, Russia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Netherlands also support the agreement.

‘The milestone deal’

British Prime Minister Johnson, host of the climate conference, called the agreement “a milestone for the protection and restoration of the Earth’s forests”. The goal of the summit is to find out how the world can limit global warming to “well below 2 degrees”, preferably less than 1.5 degrees, as agreed at the Paris climate summit six years ago.

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