Colombia announced today it will already implement forest positive policies by next year, far outpacing the other commitments to halt deforestation by 2030 by other countries. 100 world leaders, representing 85% of the worlds forested land, committed to halting and reversing deforestation by 2030. Read more on twitter by following the #GlasgowLeadersForestDeclaration conversation.

This announcement comes the day after David Attenborough gave an impassioned plea for the world leaders to redirect policy into forestry conservation rather than exploiting this important natural resource.

How does this change the nature of the debate in Swedish forestry management and their aim to use forest as an energy transition fuel? Watch this space.

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David Attenborough’s full statement at COP26, via PBS News Hour on Youtube