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.
It is already clear that the climate targets set by countries are not enough at the moment and that something needs to be added. in Glasgow It’s about the question How can this gap be bridged and who will pay for it.
Basically dominated the first day of the climate summit, which is officially called COP26 Letters from various world leaders. For example, Prime Minister Johnson wanted less “such and such and such” and more work. Prime Minister Rutte described the current situation as dangerous. He also called for serious action.
Watch the calls of Prime Minister Root, Queen Elizabeth and climate activist Greta Thunberg here:
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