(CNN)Norway has become the first country to stop clear-cutting of trees, a huge step toward curbing global deforestation.
Norway becomes first country to ban deforestation
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At the rate we are going, the world's rain forests could completely vanish in 100 years.
In their pledge last week, Norwegian lawmakers also committed to find a way to source essential products such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber so that they leave little to no impact on their ecosystems. It's a pledge Norway made at the U.N. Climate Summit in 2014, alongside Germany and the United Kingdom.
This move could be potentially transformative.