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All EU States Back Treaty Against Deforestation

At the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, more than 100 leaders, representing over 85 percent of the world’s forests, pledged to halt deforestation over the next decade and help restore a natural resource that has the potential to absorb massive amounts of carbon dioxide, Washington Post reports.

All the EU states have joined the treaty against deforestation, after Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary said they support the plans, EUobserver reports.

According to the Washington Post, a satellite-based survey by Global Forest Watch found that, in 2020, the world lost nearly 100,00 square miles of tree cover, an area about the size of Colorado.

At the Glasgow conference, more than 100 countries also signed on to the newly formed Global Methane Pledge, which aims to cut emissions 30 percent by the end of the decade.

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