Alliance for Rainforests

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23-Sep-2019 02:33:02
As wildfires, heatwaves sweep globe, urgent action key to stopping alarming rate of deforestation, Secretary-General warns at Alliance for Rainforests event.

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Rainforests constitute the lungs of our planet. The Amazon alone produces 20% of the world's oxygen. This unique environmental treasure, as well as others, in Africa and South-East Asia and America, are being threatened by fires and deforestation. As a result, their perimeters have been severely decreasing year after year. These forests are essential to life on this planet. They are massive carbon sinks and one of the greatest reserves of global biodiversity.

This event will launch a long-term response to this plight. It will build on the latest G7 Summit meeting in Biarritz, France, which initiated an international and regional emergency response to increase and coordinate efforts to cooperate with the fight against wildfires in Bolivia and Paraguay. It will look towards the next meeting of the COP 25 in Santiago, Chile, to further deepen our resolve.
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