Forests are regarded as the planet’s lungs, absorbing almost a third of the CO2 emissions released by humans each year. But as the warning stated, they are disappearing alarmingly. Every minute, an area equivalent to about 27 football fields is destroyed.
27 soccer fields per minute
Every minute, the world loses an area of forest the size of 27 soccer fields. More than 100 countries pledged to prevent deforestation by 2030 during the climate conference. Forests are “the cathedrals of nature,” according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who added, “They are important for our survival.” According to Johnson, mankind has the opportunity to transition from “conqueror” to “guardian” of nature with the intended adoption of the voluntary commitment to forest protection. According to the statement, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said his country was fortunate with a lot of rainforest. As “natural capital,” his government promises to protect them.
More than 100 countries pledged to cease the degradation of forests and other landscape by 2030 at the World Climate Summit in Glasgow. The British government, which is hosting the UN meeting, stated this. The member countries, which include Germany and the European Union as a whole, cover 85 percent of the world’s forest area, which is roughly 34 million square kilometers. The World Resources Institute estimates that by 2020, these will have shrunk by 258,000 square kilometers, an area greater than the United Kingdom.
Canada, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, China, Norway, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among the countries with the world’s largest forests. As a result, by 2025, the project will have received nearly $12 billion in public funds (around 10.3 billion euros). In addition, there are $7.2 billion in private investments.
The endeavor was regarded as “unprecedented” by the British government. Participants at a UN climate change meeting in New York in 2014, on the other hand, announced in 2014 that they would halve deforestation by 2020 and put an end to it by 2030. Nonetheless, industrial-scale deforestation continues unabated, particularly in Brazil’s Amazon jungle. Greenpeace, a nature conservation organization, slammed the plan, saying it effectively gave the go-ahead for “another decade of deforestation.”