The Amazon Rainforest, French Style

In his post, Macron recalls the numerous commitments already undertaken at the international level: since COP26 in Glasgow

FERNANDO HESSEL | Washington, DC

09/08/2023

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The Amazon Rainforest, French Style

 

WASHINGTON, DC - "The forest plays a vital role in combating global warming and biodiversity loss. However, in 2022 alone, 4 million hectares of primary tropical forests disappeared. Urgent action is needed to halt deforestation," the French leader expressed on Twitter.

Macron recalled his international commitments, starting from COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, where he pledged to end deforestation by 2030, to Montreal in 2022, where he committed to conserving 30% of lands and oceans.

He emphasized the necessity to "tangibly implement this aspiration," primarily by tackling "deforestation, pollution, illegal gold mining, and simultaneously safeguarding the forest-dwelling populations." Macron also thanked President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for "initiating a crucial summit against Amazon deforestation in Belém, with regional states and dedicated partners, including France."

"Paris indeed spearheaded the historic EU decision to stop contributing to imported deforestation," the Élysée Palace leader concluded, underlining the importance of "collaboration to protect critical reserves, carbon, and biodiversity, for the benefit of foreign nations, their people, and the entire globe."