President of the United States, Joe Biden, on Tuesday announced a plan to protect the forest At the global level he will have “all the tools of the US government: political, diplomatic and financial”, at an event on “Forests and Lands” at the Climate Summit COP26.
Biden He emphasized that the plan would be the “first of its kind” and, with the help of the US Congress, would raise $9,000 million (about 7,756 million euros) until 2030 to protect and restore the planet’s biodiversity, while attracting private funding. section.
“We will work to ensure that markets recognize the true economic value of natural carbon sinks and incentivize governments, landowners and others to prioritize conservation,” he said.
“The United States will set an example at the national level and support other countries,” he added the forest And developing countries should set and achieve ambitious goals in preserving and restoring these carbon sinks.”
Joe Biden He stressed that deforestation must be addressed “with the same serious process applied to decarbonize the economy,” noting that ” the forest They can help reduce emissions by more than a third.”
Stop and cover deforestation
In the same law, during the second day of the Leaders Summit COP26 (which runs later, without the leaders, until November 12), Amazon founder and president, Bezos, has pledged $2 billion (about 1723 million euros) to protect the Earth in Africa, through his Bezos Earth Fund. .
“Two-thirds of the land in Africa is degraded, but this is reversible,” he said.
He added that restoring these resources “can improve soil fertility, increase yields, improve food security and access to water, create jobs and boost economic growth” while sequestering carbon.
Announcement of the big day on COP26, chaired by the United Kingdom, is the signature of one hundred world leaders – from countries that account for 85% of the forest From Planet Earth – a declaration committing to “to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation” by 2030.
Signed by Colombia, Indonesia, Norway, Australia, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, the European Union, Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Russia, Turkey, Uruguay, the United States and the United Kingdom, this promise is accompanied by funding in the current decade to stem the decline of forest masses. (EFE)
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