Friday, January 27

COP26: world leaders commit to ending deforestation and reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030


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cattle in the middle of a forest

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Trees are often cut down to create grazing land to supply the world’s demand for meat.

More than 100 global leaders have pledged on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, in the first major agreement of the COP26 Climate Summit held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Subsequently, at least 80 countries committed to reduce by 30% methane gas emissions for the same year.

In the first agreement, Brazil, where large portions of the Amazon rainforest have been cut down, is among the signatory countries.

This agreement includes financing that reaches US $ 19,000 million from private and public funds.


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