Norway Becomes The First Country To Ban Deforestation

Posted: Jun 9 2016, 5:00am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

Norway Becomes the First Country to Ban Deforestation
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  • Norwegians take the Radical Step of Outlawing Deforestation

The Norwegian government and Norwegians have taken the radical step of outlawing deforestation.

Norway has done a noble deed indeed. It has banned all attempts at deforestation. In a world gone wrong where global warming and forest destruction are the norm, the Norwegians are wise people.

Norway is the first nation in the entire global village to take this extreme step. Yet it is a step for the good of the group. It was on May 24th that Norway made this law against deforestation a part of its constitution.

Any and all products or services that come from wiping away the forests will be considered against the law in Norway from now onwards, according to HuffingtonPost.

It is a very crucial stage in the fight for making the world cleaner, leaner and greener. The rainforest is being destroyed by rapacious multinational companies at a fast pace.

This spells trouble in the long run. Yet finally some companies are in on the game and want to make a contribution to environmental conservation for a change.

Up until now, no government had given the go ahead signal for such a worthy cause. The government of Norway is the first one to show its commitment to the attempt at ending desertification and promoting greenery.

The institute responsible for convincing the Norwegian government to aid the efforts of environmentalists had been at it for years. After a long time, the relentless pressure bore fruit.

At the UN Climate Summit in The Big Apple, Norway, Germany and the UK took an oath to pursue alternative channels other than deforestation as a means to resource accessibility.

Also sustainability regarding such products as timber, soya, beef and palm oil was something to which they paid extra attention. Seven nations which were implicated in the deforestation equation included: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

These countries were responsible for 40% of the deforestation going on in the world. They also happened to be the culprits involved in 44% of the carbon emissions that were causing global warming.

This is not the first time Norway has excelled as a model nation. About 8 years ago, Norway gave away a billion dollars in aid to Brazil to stop the deforestation activities going on in the Amazon rain-forest.

Brazil took up the cause. By the time 2015 rolled in, deforestation had been reduced by 75%. That is three times more than the effect of taking all the automobiles off the roads of America for 365 days.

Norway remains a virtuous nation in a world of evil multinational corporations that are out to plunder and rape the fragile environment.

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