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We Need to Talk About Forests: An Interview with Paola Deda

We discuss deforestation.

Continuing our special COP26 series from Glasgow, we recorded this episode a day after more than 100 countries committed to end deforestation.

Among the signatories were many of the states of our region: some of the big guns — Russia, Poland, Ukraine. Joining them are also Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Our guest on this episode is Paola Deda, director of the Forest, Land and Housing Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Paola has been speaking at the conference in Glasgow.

Angelina Davydova and Boris Schneider caught up with her to discuss how the latest deforestation pledge might translate in the region.