|Forest Agenda in the World Economic Forum (Davos Conference) （2020/2/20）|
It was reported that US President Trump, who attended the General Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (Davos Conference) on January 21, announced his support in a forest conservation project in his remarks.
I was interested in what was discussed in Davos 2020 and gathered information.
Trump pledged the US will join One Trillion Trees Initiative which was officially launched on the following day at the World Economic Forum. The initiative aims to unite and promote reforestation public and private efforts worldwide.
Let me introduce an useful page that summarized his pledge (Trump's Trillion Trees Promise at the World Economic Forum)
If you are interested in this initiatve, please have a look. It is an easy-to-understand page which includes official information and academic references as follows;
Planting 1.2 trillion trees could neutralize CO2 emissions, says ecologist（(WEF’s website – Rational of 1 trillion trees - there is enough room to plant another 1.2 trillion trees on Earth)
The global tree restoration potential(Science Journals）( Bastin et al. 2019 - One trillion trees planting could lead the potential to store an equivalent of 25% of the current atmospheric carbon pool)）
U.S. Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends（ The estimated area of US forest land was originally about 46% of the total land area. In 2012 it decreased to 33%.）
Amazon Deforestation in Brazil Rose Sharply on Bolsonaro’s Watch（New York Times）
Global land change from 1982 to 2016（Nature Research – Song et al. 2018 - Contrary to the prevailing view that forest area has declined globally—tree cover has increased by...+7.1% relative to the 1982 level）
As the dynamics of land use around the world has been clarified, we came to realize that there is high likely sufficient room for restoration of forests. It seems it is the background of the vast majority supported forest restoration initiative at the World Economic Forum.
How will the Trump Administration commit?
Immediately after Davos, wasn't President Trump outlining forest policy in his State of the Union Address on February 4?
He did address! Three lines in the total 600 lines speech.
It's still unclear what kind of strategy the World Economic Forum is going to propose, but a website called 1t.org, a platform for one trillion tree community created by the World Economic Forum with UENEP and FAO, was launched. I signed up to stay informed. Why not have a try, everyone?
I will follow this information in the future.