COP26 Garners Global Support to End Deforestation and for Other Actions to Restore and Protect the Environment
World leaders who met at the COP26 global summit on climate change all agreed to end deforestation and achieve a reversal by 2030 as a major emergency actions. COP26, which stands for the 26th Conference of Parties organized by the United Nations, primarily aims to institute concerted global emergency actions in addressing the worsening effects of climate change.
Putting an end to the felling of trees that resulted to deforestation is among the key solutions. As it is, forests across the globe have been denuded, depriving them of trees that could have absorbed and used the large amounts of carbon dioxide that have been enveloping and warming the planet for years.
World Leaders Commit to End Deforestation and Work Toward Restoration and Preservation
The more than 100 countries represented by leaders who agreed to end deforestation include Brazil,whose stretch and expanse of Amazon rainforests have been stripped of trees. Twenty-eight countries, specifically those that have allowed industries to cut down trees in order to make space for the production of cocoa, soya and palm oil trade, as well as for raising cattle, have pledged to end deforestation and to work toward successful reforestations by the year 2030.
In addition, at least 30 of the largest financial companies in the world made commitments not to invest in business organizations that continue to contribute to deforestation.
Along with the commitments, public and private funds amounting to nearly $19.2 billion or £14 billion have been pledged as funding to cover the restoration of denuded and damaged lands, to tackle and mitigate wildfires and to support the indigenous communities who have been taking care of the forests for many centuries. The Congo Rainforest and Basin, in particular will have an allotment of $1.5 billion or £1.1 billon, as funding for the protection of 500 million acres of tropical forests teeming with savannas, rivers and swamps.
Individual Lifestyle Changes Can Also Help in the Global Effort to Restore and Preserve the Environment
It is noteworthy that many people around the world have been taking the initiative to take whatever steps they can, to help save, restore and preserve the planet’s natural environments. Lifestyle change, however small, can become big if everyone takes part in the mission to achieve the global mission of bringing down the warming temperature to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius and to maintain net zero carbon emissions. Many of today’s younger generation have adopted lifestyle changes by using bikes instead of cars, by eating less meat and by growing their own crops even in small patches of land or even in rooftops by using urban faming methods.
A change in lifestyle can also mean finding work in the sustainability sector in which energy conservation, recycling, promotion of biodiversity and climate control at micro level are key aspects of business operations. That way all industries have no other choice but to follow the sustainability approach in carrying out their operations.
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