COP26: Nigeria, 104 others promise to end deforestation by 2030

a site of deforestation in Nigeria

More than 100 countries including Nigeria have pledged to end deforestation by 2030. The country’s leaders made the pledge at the ongoing United Nations climate change conference COP 26 in Glasgow. The world leaders promised to raise $19.2 billion in public and private funds between now and 2030. Governments of 28 countries also committed to removing deforestation from the global trade of food and other agricultural products such as palm oil, soya and cocoa. These industries drive forest loss by cutting down trees to make space for animals to graze…

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Nigeria, 22 Others Endorse COP26 Forest, Commodity Trade

Deserted image of southern Nigeria COP26 FOREST

The COP26 Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue has taken a significant step in bringing together over 20 countries to commit to protecting the world’s forests and natural habitats from destruction. Twenty-three countries, including Nigeria, endorsed a joint statement committing them to work together to protect the world’s precious forests while also promoting sustainable trade and supply chains of agricultural commodities. Launched in February, the FACT Dialogue brings key countries, which buy and produce products such as beef, soy and palm oil together to agree how these can be…

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