GLASGOW / COP26 FOREST AND LAND USE

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In a historic declaration at COP26, global leaders including Xi Jinping, Joe Biden and Jair Bolsonaro signed the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forest and Land Use, committing countries to halt and reverse global deforestation over the next decade as part of a multibillion-dollar package to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. UNIFEED

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STORY: GLASGOW / COP26 FOREST AND LAND USE
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DATELINE: 2 NOVEMBER 2021, GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM

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1. Buchanan Street Glasgow, COP26 banners
2. Wide shot, conference room and dais with speakers standing
3. US President Joe Biden walks to podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:
“Today I’m announcing a new plan to conserve global forest, which will bring together a full range of US government tools- diplomatic, financial and policy – to halt forest loss, restore critical carbon sinks, and improve land management. Through this plan, the United States will help the world deliver on our shared goal of halting natural forest loss and restoring at least an additional 200 million hectares of forest and other ecosystems by the year 2030.”
5. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnston walks to podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Boris Johnston, UK Prime Minister:
“And I’m delighted to announce at this summit that the world is coming together around their effort- your effort- with at least 1.5 billion dollars over the next five years to help protect the forest peatlands and precious ecosystems of Central Africa. And this is part of a new global forest finance pledge of over – wait for it – of over 12 billion dollars, amounting to the biggest collective commitment of public funds for forest and climate action in history.”
7. US president Joe Biden, Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba applaud on dais
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Boris Johnston, UK Prime Minister:
“Let us end this great global chainsaw massacre by making conservation do what we know it can do. And that is deliver long term sustainable jobs and growth as well.”
9. US president Joe Biden, Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba leave dais
10. Wide shot, host Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome on stage
11. Wide shot, Founder and Executive Chairman of Amazon, Jeff Bezos at podium
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Bezos, Founder and Executive Chairman of Amazon:
“Today, I’m pleased to announce a two-billion-dollar pledge allocated directly to restoring nature and transforming food systems. This is part of the Bezos Earth Funds ten-billion-dollar commitment to fight climate change, enhance nature, advance environmental justice and economic opportunity.”
13. Close up, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnston applauds
14. Wide shot, Prime Minister Johnston and host Dixson-Declève greet Jeff Bezos from podium
15. Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Prime Minister Johnston and Jeff Bezos leave stage
16. Wide shot, conference room

STORYLINE:

In a historic declaration at COP26, global leaders including Xi Jinping, Joe Biden and Jair Bolsonaro today (2 Nov) signed the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forest and Land Use, committing countries to halt and reverse global deforestation over the next decade as part of a multibillion-dollar package to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

UK Prime Minister and COP26 co-host Boris Johnson unveiled the agreement at the Action on Forests and Land Use event Tuesday morning, where attendees included US president Joe Biden, Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba and President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.

Prime Minister Johnson underscored the urgent need to protect the planet’s forests, “these cathedrals of nature”, adding that “they are essential to our very survival.”

US President Joe Biden highlighted the contribution of the US to the urgent needs of forest conservation, declaring that through the new plan, the United States “will help the world deliver on our shared goal of halting natural forest loss and restoring at least an additional 200 million hectares of forest and other ecosystems by the year 2030.”

Congratulating the attending leaders on the dais Presidents Biden, Tshishekedi, and Bongo Ondimba on their commitments, he added that he was delighted to announce at the summit that the “world is coming together around their effort- your effort- with at least 1.5 billion dollars over the next five years to help protect the forest peatlands and precious ecosystems of Central Africa.”

Amazon founder and philanthropist Jeff Bezos announced a two-billion-dollar pledge as part of the deal, as part of his Bezos Earth Funds ten billion dollar commitment to “fight climate change, enhance nature, advance environmental justice and economic opportunity.”
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