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Historic chance to halt the scourge of deforestation

Date : 26th October 2009, Source : The Independent (UK)



At last, the wreck of the rainforests is being tackled. One of the key parts of the Copenhagen climate agreement which the international community will try to construct in December is a comprehensive treaty aiming to reduce deforestation rates in the developing countries by at least 50 per cent by 2020. Not before time. It has been 20 years since we woke up to the reality of large-scale rainforest loss: in the late 1980s, the terrible scale of destruction in regions such as the Brazilian Amazon, and later, in Indonesia and other areas, dawned on the world, but in the time since then, all we have been able to do, in effect, has been to wring our hands.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/historic-chance-to-halt-the-scourge-of-deforestation-1809418.html





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