Cop26, Von der Leyen: “We will invest one billion euros to protect forests”

The president of the European Commission together with the US president Biden dealt with the issue of deforestation and the interventions needed to stop it

Climate change and deforestation are two of the central themes of COP26, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, speaking at the conference earlier today, announced that “the European Commission will give one billion euros to the global pledge for forests. This includes 250 million specifically for the Congo Basin. “.

Echo of Biden

“European consumers are telling us more and more clearly that they do not want to consume products that cause deforestation or forest degradation”, continued Von der Leyen: “This is why we will soon present a regulation to tackle deforestation”. In Glasgow, US President Joe Biden also spoke on the issue, announcing that “the US government is committed to working with Congress to allocate up to $ 9 billion until 2030 to conserve and restore forests, as part of the plan against deforestation announced at COP26 “.