Jake Spring and Simon Jessop of Reuters report that 100 global leaders have pledged to end deforestation by 2030.
- Some of the countries that signed on to the agreement were Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, which collectively account for 85% of the world’s forests.
- The agreement will include some $19 billion in public and private funding to invest in reforestation efforts.
- Trees are vital to forest ecosystem health and absorb nearly 1/3 of global GHG emissions annually.
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