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Forest Declaration Assessment 2022

Published on October 30, 2022
Current Context: The Forest Declaration Assessment 2022 was published that showed that the worldwide deforestation rates declined only by 6.3% in 2021 keeping 2018-2020 as a baseline.
Forest Declaration Assessment 2022
  • According to the assessment, Brazil was the largest contributor to deforestation in 2021 in the world.
  • The South-American nation saw a rise of 3% in the rate of deforestation in 2021.
  • The report mentioned that the global tree cover increased by 130.9 million hectares over the past 20 years.
  • The most noteworthy improvements were observed in:
  1. Russia (28.4%)
  2. Canada (13.0%)
  3. United States (10.7%)
  4. Brazil (6.2%)
  5. China (5%)
  • With around 2.1 million hectares under tree cover, China showed the maximum growth.
  • India has seen a gain of 0.87 million hectares in tree cover.
  • Forest Declaration Assessment is published annually by the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Assessment since 2015 and updates on progress toward global forest goals.

Question:

Q.1 According to the recently released Forest Declaration Assessment 2022, the worldwide deforestation rates declined by?
a. 5.3%
b. 6.3%
c. 7.3%
d. 8.3%
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