As the Amazon burns, Peru commits to ending deforestation for palm plantations

As the Amazon burns, Peru commits to ending deforestation for palm plantations

Peru has become the second South American country to pledge to end deforestation for palm plantations, according to a report published by Unilad quoting an article in Live Kindly.

The country’s commitment will come into force by 2021 and was spearheaded by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) working with local organisation Sociedad Peruana de Ecodesarrollo and the JUNAPALMA producers’ association.

“This commitment is a momentous development for the people of Peru and the global effort to confront climate change. It underscores that we can feed the world without hurting biodiversity or clear-cutting tropical forests,” NWF’s Kiryssa Kasprzyk, said in a statement, per Live Kindly.

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