Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forests and Land Use:
It is an ambitious declaration initiated by the United Kingdom to “halt deforestation” and land degradation by 2030.
The declaration has been signed by over 105 countries including the UK, US, Russia and China.
India has not signed it.
India, Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and South Africa are the only G20 countries that did not sign the declaration.
Why has India not signed the Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forests and Land Use?
Declaration interlinks trade to climate change and forest issues. But India has objected that trade falls under the WTO, and it should not be brought under climate change declarations.
Hence, India had asked the word “trade” to be removed. But the other countries did not agree. So, India has not signed the declaration.
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