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Protecting and Restoring Forests: A Story of Large Commitments yet Limited Progress

In September 2014, a broad coalition of governments, companies, civil society, and indigenous peoples’ organizations endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF). Driven by the shared understanding that halting deforestation is essential to keep temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the endorsers — who now number over 200 — adopted an ambitious declaration detailing ten goals. By committing to the ten goals of the declaration, endorsers have agreed to work toward halving tropical deforestation by 2020 and ending it by 2030. The NYDF also calls for the restoration of 150 million hectares of degraded. landscapes and forestlands by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Deforestation drivers
  • Forests and forestry
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Montenegro
Copyright No
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Version / Edition 2019
License Other (Public Domain)

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Author (corporate) Ingrid Schulte
Co-author (coorporate) Charlotte Streck, Stephanie Roe
Publication place Germany
Publication date 2019
Pagination 96
Keywords The New York Declaration on Forests
Date uploaded November 19, 2019, 06:39 (UTC)
Date modified November 19, 2019, 06:58 (UTC)