Deforestation being tackled as Latin American countries plan to replant 49 million acres of forest by 2020

12/09/2014 - 00:00

  Seven Latin American countries pledged Sunday to replant nearly 20 million hectares of forest by 2020 amid a UN climate conference in Lima.<br><br>The deal, dubbed “20×20,” which private investors pledged to support with $365 million, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by deforestation and land-use changes. The area is equivalent to more than 49 million acres.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON BIZNEWS</a><br><br>