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Indonesia Says U.K. Misrepresented Its COP Deforestation Pledge

  • U.K. minister said nations agreed to end deforestation by 2030
  • Indonesia says it agreed to keep forest cover steady
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Just a day after world leaders announced a major pledge to protect the world’s forests at the COP26 climate summit, one of the most important signatories says it didn’t actually sign up to end deforestation by the end of the decade.

Indonesia, the top producer of palm oil, has pushed back against the conference-host U.K.’s characterization of the agreement, which pledges to “halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030.”