From Conservation International: France backs bold new pact to save Amazon

By Bruno Vander Velde

“A groundbreaking effort to protect the Amazon rainforest just got a massive boost. 

France has committed US$ 100 million to a new South American-led initiative, it was announced at a side event to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday, with Conservation International pledging an additional US$ 20 million. The actor Harrison Ford, a Conservation International board member, made the announcement during brief remarks at Monday’s meeting at the United Nations. “

The full article and the video of Ford’s speech is available here.