COP26: More than 100 countries pledge to end deforestation by 2030



Posted: November 02, 2021

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, speaks at the opening ceremony of COP26

More than 100 leaders, representing 85% of the world’s forests, pledged to end deforestation by 2030 at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among the world leaders who signed the agreement on November 2, backed by $ 19.2 billion in public and private funding.

Mauricio Bauer, chief executive officer of beef supply chains for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), spoke about the growing dangers of deforestation at the Sustainable Leather Forum in September, where he called on the leather industry to “Encourage your suppliers to report increased traceability”.

However, environmental activists are warning COP26 leaders to hold Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to account. Carlos Rittl, senior policy adviser at Rainforest Foundation Norway, told The Guardian: “This will be the greatest team ever. They spend a lot on communication. Agriculture and industry will be there and a great communications team will try to sell the world a different image. But the world must hold Brazil responsible for the truth. Satellites don’t lie.

The full list of signatories to the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forest and Land Use (as of November 1, 2021) is as follows:

Albania, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, European Union, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Macedonia North, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Congo, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea , Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Arab Emirates s United, Ukraine, Uruguay, United Kingdom dom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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