With the growing world’s concern over climate change, this news may be good example for the crusade to protect mother earth.
Nowaday, deforestation begins to gain more and more of a hold on the world.
The Norwegian government, to combat this issue, banned deforestation in June of last year, becoming the first country in the world to all-out ban the industry.
The Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee issued an Action Plan which outlawed deforestation in any way, including but not limited to, any and all products that could contribute in any way to deforestation.
The recent move of the country uphold the United Nations Climate Summit mandate to protect biodiversity in countries’ forests and enforce the idea of a deforestation-free chain of supply in Norway.
Also pledged to the mandate was Germany and the United Kingdom, so it is possible that shortly, either or both of these countries could enact a similar ban on their deforesting industries.
There are several reasons behind the banning, but the main driving industry that promoted the deforestation of Norway was Agriculture.
Many businesses and individuals working in the agricultural industry would require land that could potentially be procured in the act of deforestation (which in turn lead to a large portion of the Norwegian forests to undergo such endeavors).
Through the newest measure, Norwegian government would in turn, drastically reduce carbon emissions caused by the process, which would lead to significantly cleaner air in the future within the country.
International observers believed that the Norwegian government’s action could influence other countries also to consider banning or even reducing deforestation due to the climatic benefit it holds on the long term scale of operations.
The anti-deforestation crusade was not only being expressed by Norway but by several other countries such as Brazil and Guyana, located in South America.
In Brazil, the deforestation of the Amazon Forest is a pressing issue, and the Brazilian government received $1 Billion to enact reforms to combat the growing issue.
In fact, according Brazilian National Geographic agency reported a rough estimate of 33,000 square miles/53,100 kilometers of the Amazon Forest had been saved.
Meanwhile, many activists for the reduction or halt of deforestation are considering more ways to protect more forests in more countries and are making more progress every day.