In a forest looking above.
Each year, around twelve million hectares of forest disappear world-wide.
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20.05.2019

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On the occasion of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 in Bogota, Colombia, the German Government has announced its joining the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. With this new partnership, Germany is expanding its commitment to deforestation-free supply chains.

The German Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has joined the Tropical Forest Alliance. Both ministries have been supporting extensive measures for the protection and sustainable use of tropical forests for many years. By actively participating in the Tropical Forest Alliance, Germany is expanding its commitment to deforestation-free supply chains.

"Tropical forests are of global importance for climate and biodiversity protection,” commented German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze “In view of the dramatic extent of forest destruction, we must pool our efforts with the private sector and civil society. Only together can we make deforestation-free supply chains a reality."

"Through the Tropical Forest Alliance, more and more companies are making a commitment to stop the destruction of forests for our products,” noted German Development Minister Gerd Müller. “After all, forests provide livelihoods for more than 1.6 billion people.

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