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Forests still key to mitigating climate change

Friday 10 Mar 17 10:00am

Forests shelter natural biodiversity, recycle rainfall, and offer protection from flooding and erosion

By TIM RADFORD | Researchers have reminded the world’s governments that forests will play a vital role in mitigating the effects of climate change – provided policies are robustly pursued and reported with transparency.

But even as European researchers set out the conditions for achieving this, other studies suggest that any pledges may be difficult to keep.

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