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COP 26: LEADERS COMMIT TO HALT FOREST LOSS



Over 100 leaders commit to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030. The countries making the pledge are responsible for 85% of the world’s forests. And these forests store carbon, while destroying them fuels climate change – that’s why protecting them is vital. Brazil - where stretches of the Amazon rainforest have been cut down - was among the signatories on Tuesday. The pledge includes almost £14bn ($19.2bn) of public and private funds.


Felling trees contributes to climate change because it depletes forests that absorb vast amounts of the warming gas CO2.


"We have to stop the devastating loss of our forests," UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said - and "end the role of humanity as nature's conqueror, and instead become nature's custodian".


Some of the funding will go to developing countries to restore damaged land, tackle wildfires and support indigenous communities.


Governments of 28 countries also committed to remove 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 or crops to grow.


More than 30 of the world's biggest financial companies - including Aviva, Schroders and Axa - have also promised to end investment in activities linked to deforestation.

And a £1.1bn fund will be established to protect the world's second largest tropical rainforest - in the Congo Basin.


If you like to scroll, here are the names of the 141 countries who signed the agreement:

1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Angola

4. Argentina

5. Armenia

6. Australia

7. Austria

8. Azerbaijan

9. Bangladesh

10. Belgium

11. Belize

12. Bhutan

13. Bosnia and Herzegovina

14. Botswana

15. Brazil

16. Brunei Darussalam

17. Bulgaria

18. Burkina Faso

19. Cameroon

20. Canada

21. Central African Republic

22. Chad

23. Chile

24. China

25. Colombia

26. Costa Rica

27. Côte d’Ivoire

28. Croatia

29. Cuba

30. Cyprus

31. Czechia

32. Denmark

33. Dominican Republic

34. Democratic Republic of the Congo

35. Ecuador

36. El Salvador

37. Equatorial Guinea

38. Estonia

39. Eswatini

40. European Commission on behalf of the European Union

41. Fiji

42. Finland

43. France

44. Gabon

45. Georgia

46. Germany

47. Ghana

48. Greece

49. Grenada

50. Guatemala

51. Guinea Bissau

52. Guyana

53. Haiti

54. Holy See

55. Honduras

56. Hungary

57. Iceland

58. Indonesia

59. Ireland

60. Israel

61. Italy

62. Jamaica

63. Japan

64. Kazakhstan

65. Kenya

66. Kyrgyzstan

67. Latvia

68. Lebanon

69. Liberia

70. Liechtenstein

71. Lithuania

72. Luxembourg

73. Madagascar

74. Malawi

75. Malaysia

76. Mali

77. Malta

78. Mauritius

79. Mexico

80. Moldova

81. Monaco

82. Mongolia

83. Montenegro

84. Morocco

85. Mozambique

86. Nepal

87. Netherlands

88. New Zealand

89. Nicaragua

90. Niger

91. Nigeria

92. North Macedonia

93. Norway

94. Pakistan

95. Panama

96. Papua New Guinea

97. Paraguay

98. Peru

99. Philippines

100. Poland

101. Portugal

102. Republic of the Congo

103. Romania

104. Russia

105. Rwanda

106. Saint Lucia

107. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

108. Samoa

109. San Marino

110. Sao Tome and Principe

111. Senegal

112. Serbia

113. Seychelles

114. Sierra Leone

115. Singapore

116. Slovakia

117. Slovenia

118. Somalia

119. South Korea

120. Spain

121. Sri Lanka

122. Suriname

123. Sweden

124. Switzerland

125. Syria

126. Tanzania

127. Togo

128. Tonga

129. Turkey

130. Turkmenistan

131. Uganda

132. Ukraine

133. United Arab Emirates

134. United Kingdom

135. United States of America

136. Uruguay

137. Uzbekistan

138. Vanuatu

139. Vietnam

140. Zambia

141. Zimbabwe





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