300 million hectares of forests across the world depleted

View of deforested land near Port-au-Prince, Haiti

A huge growth in urban populations has led to the cutting down of 300 million hectares of forests across the world since 1990, despite reforestation efforts.

A report by the United Nation's Environment Programme (UNEP) says that as the world population exceeds 7 billion, the urban population has grown by 45 per cent.

These are just some of the facts highlighted in the new report that tracks changes in the environment in the last 20 years.

UNEP's Bryan Coll spoke to Aditya Mehta about the significance of the report.

Duration: 2’39″

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