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HILIGHTING THE WORRYING STATE OF DEFORESTATION CASES AMDIST CLIMATE CRISIS

One of the key moments at the COP26 climate meeting in 2021 saw over 100 world leaders sign the Glasgow Declaration on forests, where they committed to working collectively to "halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030". In total, leaders from countries covering around 85% of global forests signed up. This included former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who had relaxed the enforcement of environmental laws to allow development in the Amazon rainforest. The Glasgow pact was agreed upon after a previous agreement signed in 2014 failed to stem the relentless loss of trees.
Now a new analysis carried out by Global Forest Watch shows that the new promise made in Glasgow is not being kept. Losses of tropical primary (old-growth) forests are seen as particularly critical for global warming and biodiversity. Rainforests in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Indonesia absorb huge amounts of greenhouse gases. Clearing or burning these older forests sees that stored carbon released to


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the atmosphere, driving up temperatures around the world. These forests are also critical for maintaining biodiversity and the livelihoods of millions of people.

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  • Edwin wangombe

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    I love how BBC reports on human interest issues fearlessly and boldly... It is important for such reports so that it can shine a light on these selfish acts from individuals who put profits over humanity and ensure they are stopped

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    • winnie nguru

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      We should ban deforestation once and for all. For our sake and those who will come after we are long gone.Nothing good comes with it.

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • Munene Mugambi

          50 w

          Deforestation has to be outlawed

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          • Kevin

            50 w

            What a sad state of affairs

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