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Reforestation in India: Modi's Broken Promises (French)

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To fight climate change, India claims it is increasing its forest cover. But the control mechanism...

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This story excerpt was translated from French. To watch the original video in full, visit YouTube. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. This website is available in EnglishSpanishbahasa IndonesiaFrench, and Portuguese.


At COP26, 100 countries pledged to end deforestation and land degradation by 2030. India is not one of them because the country claims to have a massive afforestation program. However, this mechanism set up by the government of Modi is insufficient, as shown in this video report published by Mediapart. It will take us from the forest of Mollem, in Goa, where massive deforestation is at stake, to the state of Chhattisgarh. There, the CAMPA, a public organism for compensatory afforestation, is criticized by tribal populations for planting the trees in existing forests or agricultural lands.


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