Costa Rica joins six countries in pledging to reforest 20 million hectares of Latin America.
Posted by: PLAYA NICUESA RAINFOREST LODGE
Great news for our country and Latin American forests: Costa Rica joins six countries in pledging to reforest 20 million hectares of Latin America.
Costa Rica continues to make news around the world. What a best way to start the year with such great news, not only for our beautiful country but for all of Latin America.
It turns out that Costa Rica among other 6 Latin American countriesÂ (Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile) have commited themselves, and according to AFP reports, in pledging to reforest 20 million hectares â€" about the size of Uruguay â€" of degraded land by the year 2020. This statement was made during the 12-day talks amongst the worldâ€™s nations taking place in Peru under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC).
It is of great importance for all of these nations to commit themselves into such a responsibility that will make the whole world become even more aware of the actual climate changes and damage it has been resulting due mainly because of deforestation.
This group, now known as the â€œ20Ã—20 Initiative, has come to the following hectare amounts each:
Costa Rica and Chile: 50.000 hectares each. Mexico 8.5 million hectares Peru 3 .2 million hectares Guatemala 1.2 million hectares Colombia 1 million hectares