COP26: Deal reached to aim to end deforestation by 2030

For decades, the world has turned its head away from seeing how nature has been violated in various places in the world and how entire forests have simply been felled for profit from the wood and the landscape further impoverished by monocultures.

Stopping deforestation is one of those urgent measures we have to take to stop the loss of the neighbourhood and give the world back its green lungs.

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To remember

  • World leaders on Monday last week hailed a major breakthrough when, on the first official day of COP26, a deal was agreed to stop deforestation by 2030.
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    The UK government lauded Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forest and land use = biggest step forward in protecting world’s forests in a generation with 100+ world leaders committed to halting forest loss as well as land degradation by 2030, backed by almost £14 billion in both public + private funding.

  • restoring degraded land, tackling wildfires
  • supporting rights of indigenous communities.
  • eliminating investment in activities linked to deforestation.

     

  • Indigenous Peoples calling for 80% of the Amazon to be protected by 2025
  • great teeming ecosystems – cathedrals of nature – = lungs of our planet.
  • Colombia committed to playing its part.
  • new £1.1 billion fund to protect Congo Basin, the home to the second-largest tropical rainforest

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Preceding

  1. Dangerous climate change is already with us
  2. The end of week one at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow

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Additional reading

  1. Shaped by years of unprecedented outreach and public engagement
  2. Looking at man’s closest friend
  3. The Forest
  4. What Did We Do?
  5. Four ways to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises simultaneously
  6. Stepping forward with public commitments for Making different sectors carbon neutral by 2050

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  6. Malta among 100 countries promising to end deforestation
  7. COP26: 100+ leaders promise to end deforestation by 2030
  8. Letters: The Air We Breathe
  9. Over 100 Countries Vow to End Deforestation at Climate Talks
  10. Countries vow to end deforestation
  11. Brazil is failing to stop illegal logging of the Amazon
  12. COP26 pledge
  13. Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change
  14. Global Leaders Pledge to Eradicate Deforestation by 2030
  15. Indigenous group: Deforestation plans hinge on funds
  16. (GLASGOW) #COP26 Summit Statement Report: PM Boris Johnson addressed the Leaders’ Action on Forests and Land-use event #AceNewsDesk report
  17. Hoyer proposes $9 billion trust fund to help reverse global deforestation
  18. Johnson Calls for Recovering Forests and Stopping Biodiversity Loss
  19. Lily Cole Goes ‘95% Vegan’ To Help Planet, Says We Need To Move Away From Waste Mindset
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  23. COP26 Progress – Reversing Deforestation
  24. The ex Amazon chief trying to save the rainforest
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  26. As a Filipino, I also own Mt. Banajao (an open letter to Nagcarlán Mayor Ody Arcasetas)
  27. Agricultural expansion drives almost 90 percent of global deforestation – FAO
  28. Because..
  29. (GLASGOW) #COP26 Summit Report: Hundreds protest Indonesia’s reversal on deforestation after their pledge at the UN climate conference on Friday #AceNewsDesk report
  30. Climate Change – Millie Cook
  31. Deforestation May Affect Worker Productivity in Rural Communities

A greener life, a greener world

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) flanked by US President Joe Biden (centre) and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (right) on the first real day of COP26. Photo credit: UN Climate Change / Kiara Worth via Flickr.

By Anders Lorenzen

World leaders on Monday last week hailed a major breakthrough when, on the first official day of COP26, a deal was agreed to stop deforestation by 2030.

The UK government has lauded the Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forest and land use as the biggest step forward in protecting the world’s forests in a generation with more than 100 world leaders committed to halting forest loss as well as land degradation by 2030. 

While it is only a pledge, the declaration is backed by almost £14 billion in both public and private funding. The countries endorsing it include forest-rich countries such as Canada, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of…

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Published by Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".

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