Environment: EU concludes new agreements on forest protection

The EU wants to work more closely with Uganda and four other countries to protect the forests in these countries.

Environment: EU concludes new agreements on forest protection

The EU wants to work more closely with Uganda and four other countries to protect the forests in these countries. "We need forest partnerships with as many partners as possible in order to maintain healthy forests for a more sustainable future," said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the sidelines of the COP27 climate conference.

In addition, possibilities should be sought to facilitate legal and sustainable forestry. Von der Leyen signed the partnerships on behalf of the EU with Guyana, Mongolia, the Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Zambia.

In addition, the EU wants to work more closely with Namibia and Egypt on the supply of energy and raw materials. Specifically, it is about promoting capacities for the environmentally friendly production of hydrogen and the mining of raw materials. A similar agreement was signed with Kazakhstan on Monday. Details remained largely unclear on Tuesday. A Commission spokeswoman said that something could be said about specific delivery targets at a later date.

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