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COP-26 Summit: Leaders of over 100 countries pledge to end deforestation by 2030

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Brazil, Russia, Canada, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among the countries that joined the agreement
14:35, 2 November 2021

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Leaders of more than 100 countries pledged to stop deforestation by 2030 at the COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow as France24 reported.

The head of the summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said that the agreement on the end of deforestation is critical to the overall goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

 “With today’s (Tuesday’s) unprecedented pledges, we will have a chance to end humanity’s long history as nature’s conqueror, and instead become its custodian,” Johnson said.

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Among the countries that have joined the agreement are Brazil, Russia, Canada, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their territory accounts for 85% of the world's forests, located on an area of more than 13 million square kilometers.

We remind that the 26th conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) officially opened in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the UK to take part in the UN Climate Change Conference COP26.

Related: In 10 years climate change in Ukraine may become irreversible

Volodymyr Zelensky assured representatives of the world community that Ukraine will achieve climate neutrality by 2060.

 

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