Ursula von der Leyen – 2021 Comments on Forest Loss

The comments made my Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, on 2 November 2021.

Today’s €1 billion pledge is a clear sign of the EU’s commitment to lead global change to protect our planet, in line with the European Green Deal ambitions. Forests are the green lungs of the earth, protecting them is key in our fight against climate change and the biodiversity crisis. Together we can succeed in fighting forest loss and climate change to deliver a resilient and inclusive post-COVID-19 world.