'Glasgow Leaders' Declaration on Forest and Land Use': Over 100 nations promise to reverse forest loss by 2030

One of the "first major outcomes" from COP26

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Countries rally behind push to halt forest loss by the end of the decade

Countries rally behind push to halt forest loss by the end of the decade

More than 100 world leaders have signed a historic pact to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030, in a deal that has been hailed by some observers as one of the "first major outcomes" from the COP26 Climate Summit.

The UK, the US, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Canada and Russia are among the countries to sign the agreement, which is set to be announced at a forest and land use event this Tuesday (2 November) at COP26 by British prime minister Boris Johnson. In his address to world leaders at the event, Johnson is expected to hail the new agreement - which reportedly has been signed by governments responsible for the 85% of the world's forests - as an "unprecedented" step forward for efforts to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises. "Today, at COP26, l...

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