New York Declaration on Forests – Progress Report
Saturday 16 Nov 2019
Five years since the signing of the New York Declaration on Forests, progress in meeting targets is limited. Signatories committed to halving tropical deforestation and restoring 150 million hectares of degraded landscapes and forestlands by 2020. However, only 18% of the restoration goal has been achieved and in many parts of the world rates of deforestation have increased. The report stresses that in order to meet the 2030 targets, primary forests need to be preserved and restoration efforts in tropical countries need to be massively scaled up.