21 Aug '17, 5pm

Climate Change Solutions: Bringing Forests to Center Stage

Climate Change Solutions: Bringing Forests to Center Stage

Forests are natural heroes of the climate change story. They soak up nearly a third of fossil fuel emissions, with the potential to absorb even more. But when cleared, they become as villainous as smokestacks, emitting carbon back into an increasingly polluted atmosphere. The paradoxical dual role of forests in the context of climate action has intrigued scientists and stumped policymakers for decades. As the need for climate solutions becomes increasingly urgent, a new series of publications by the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) aims to demystify this topic for climate insiders and others. The Journey of Forests, from Kyoto to Paris From the beginning of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries agreed to count only greenhouse gases influenced by human activity, and not those from natural processes. The first CLUA publication aims...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/08/climate-change-solutions-...

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