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Forests can bring 1.5deg Paris target closer

Friday 3 Nov 17 10:00am

PROTECTING THE world’s forests could achieve a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions cuts needed to meet the 1.5°C Paris target, scientists say.

They report that stopping deforestation and allowing young secondary forests to grow back could establish a  “forest sink” – an area that absorbs carbon dioxide rather than releasing it into the atmosphere – which by 2100 could grow by over 100 billion metric tons of carbon, about 10 times the current annual rate of global fossil fuel emissions.

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