G7 to finance Amazon fire fighters: French presidency

G7 to finance Amazon fire fighters: French presidency

The G7 countries have agreed to release 20 million euros ($22 million) for the Amazon. (AFP Photo)

The G7 countries have agreed to release 20 million euros ($22 million) for the Amazon, most of which will be used to send firefighting aircraft, a source in the French presidency said.

The club -- comprising Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States -- has also agreed to support a medium-term reforestation plan which will be unveiled at the United Nations in September, a presidential aide said.

 

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