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Forest protection in Cancun agenda

Climate summit debates idea to give countries millions of dollars to preserve their forests.

    Roughly 20 per cent of the world's greenhouse gasses are caused by deforestation.

    One of the ideas being debated in Cancun is to give some countries millions of dollars to preserve their forests.

    While it sounds great on paper, implementation is another matter.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports now from South Sumatra, Indonesia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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