In Glasgow conference, countries agree to end deforestation in Siberia and Amazon

In the UN Climate Conference taking place in Scotland, leaders of countries have agreed to stop by 2030 the deforestation in such regions important to world climate stability as the Amazon and Siberian taiga, British news portal The Guardian reports.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and US President Joe Biden are among the leaders, who will commit to the declaration at the COP26 conference in Glasgow on Tuesday, October 2, to protect vast areas, ranging from the eastern Siberian taiga to the Congo basin, home to the world’s second largest rainforest.
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Land-clearing by humans accounts for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, largely deriving from the destruction of the world’s forests for agricultural products such as palm oil, soy and beef.
By signing the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forest and Land Use, presidents and prime ministers from major producers and consumers of deforestation-linked products will commit to protect forest ecosystems.
The commitment on nature and forests comes as more than 120 world leaders came together in Glasgow to thrash out fresh commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, amid concerns that key countries have failed to step up, The Guardian reports.