Economy November 3, 2021 | 7:49 am

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Dominican Republic vows to protect its forests

Santo Domingo.- Environment  Minister Orlando Jorge Mera, signed on behalf of the Dominican Government the declaration “Action on forests and land use,” which was endorsed by more than 100 world leaders gathered at the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), with the objective of halting and reversing the loss of forests and land degradation by 2030, at a cost of more than US$19 billion from public and private funds.

“For us, having been part of this initiative that seeks, among other things, to conserve biodiversity through the conservation of forests and soils is of vital importance in the face of the efforts we are making in the Dominican Republic to maintain our forestry capacity that it is 42%, and increase it intensely by the year 2030,” said the official by phone from Glasgow.

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Paul Tierney
November 3, 2021 8:05 am

The government protecting the forests does not hold much weight taking into account the poor performances of previous governments doing it.

Dr finest
November 3, 2021 11:03 am

Well now we don’t have a choice, the way temperature is rising is having a huge effect on everything , specially super poor countries global emissions are at an all time high we keep this up we will cook by 2200 for sure

Juan Jose Tejada
November 3, 2021 11:42 am

Promises are easy to make, and forget. I hope this is serious and not another empty promise, as we see our protected areas been inexorably devastated in what is been called Death by a Thousand Cuts.