RIO+20: Reforestation Pledges Reach Only 12 Percent of Target

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 2012 (IPS) – The world’s countries have committed themselves so far to restoring just 18 million hectares of forests by 2020, barely 12 percent of the goal of 150 million hectares agreed by the Bonn Challenge in 2011.

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RIO+20: Reforestation Pledges Reach Only 12 Percent of Target