“Recent scientific research confirms that forests and other “natural climate solutions”
are absolutely essential in mitigating climate change,
thanks to their carbon sequestering and storage capabilities”
The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn’t a Technology: It’s Forests
Forests are the most powerful and efficient carbon-capture system on the planet.
“Forests’ power to store carbon dioxide through the simple process of tree growth is staggering: one tree can store an average of about 48 pounds of carbon dioxide in one year. Recent research shows intact forests are capable of storing the equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions of entire countries such as Peru and Colombia.”
“There is good work being done on this front already.
The Bonn Challenge, issued by world leaders with the goal of reforestation and restoration of 150 million hectares of degraded landscapes by 2020, has been adopted by 56 countries.
Many governments and groups pledged to halve global deforestation by 2020 through the New York Declaration on Forests.
And in an exemplary display of public-private sector cooperation, the Cocoa and Forests Initiative in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana aims to end deforestation from cocoa cultivation.”