A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation has failed, according to a report. An assessment of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) says it has failed to deliver on key pledges.
Launched at the 2014 UN climate summit, it aimed to half deforestation by 2020, and halt it by 2030.
Yet deforestation continues at an alarming rate and threatens to prevent the world from preventing dangerous climate change, experts have said.
The critique, compiled by the NYDF Assessment Partners (a coalition of 25 organisations), painted a bleak picture of how the world’s forests continue to be felled.