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The New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) revealed that the average annual loss of tropical rainforest has increased by 41% since the signing of the NYDF in 2014. The loss increased to 4.3 million hectares per year, approximately the size of the Netherlands. So the goal of the to end natural forest loss by 2030 is even further out of reach than at the time the time of the signing.

Average emissions due to the loss of humid tropical primary forests have been 45% higher since the NYDF was signed, increasing from an average of 1,4 to 2 gigatons per year. This is half of the total emissions from deforestation in the tropics (4,3 GtCO2), which is about the same as Europe’s total emissions per year.Source: