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Cop26: Boris Johnson calls for end of ‘great chainsaw massacre’ of world’s forests

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Cop26: Boris Johnson calls for end of ‘great chainsaw massacre’ of world’s forests

Boris Johnson used his Cop26 climate summit speech to call on the world’s leaders to end the “great chainsaw massacre” of the world’s forests.

The prime minister said: “Let’s end this great chainsaw massacre by making conservation do what we know it can do, and that is deliver long-term sustainable jobs and growth as well”.

Mr.Johnson also said he is “cautiously optimistic” about what is being achieved at the summit in Glasgow, though promises are “100 per cent useless” without firm action.

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