G7 to finance fire-fighting aircraft for Amazon rainforest, France says

BIARRITZ, France — The G7 countries have agreed to release 20 million euros ($22 million) for the Amazon, most of which will be used to send fire-fighting aircraft, a source in the French presidency says, amid unprecedented and devastating wildfires burning through the world’s largest tropical rainforest.

The group — 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 says.


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