The world's major rainforest nations have pledged cooperation at the Three Basins summit in the Congo Republic to combat deforestation and preserve biodiversity. While they stopped short of forming a concrete alliance, they developed a seven-point plan for protecting these critical ecosystems. The Amazon, the Congo basin, and Southeast Asian forests, which house two-thirds of Earth's biodiversity, are experiencing rapid destruction, releasing harmful carbon dioxide and threatening global climate goals. To counter this, experts and policymakers discussed shared priorities and funding mechanisms. The Congo Republic also signed a forest partnership with the European Union, aiming to enhance forest protection, create jobs, and reduce forest loss by 2030. However, environmental organizations caution that more robust collaboration is necessary to enact real change and halt deforestation.
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