11 Aug '11, 12am

A modest proposal for wealthy countries to reforest their land for the common good ~ #Eco #forests #reforestation #REDD

A modest proposal for wealthy countries to reforest their land for the common good ~ #Eco #forests #reforestation #REDD

A modest proposal for wealthy countries to reforest their land for the common good Guest commentary, mongabay.com August 11, 2011 Part one of two Many developed countries have lost their natural forests, as shown on these bare mountain slopes in Crete which were once covered in oak forests before people cut them down and goats ate the rest. The Coalition of Financially Challenged Countries with Lots of Trees, known as "CoFCCLoT", representing most of the world's remaining tropical forests is asking wealthy nations to share global responsibilities and reforest their land for the common good of stabilizing climate and protecting biodiversity. "We are willing to play our part, but we require a level playing field in which we all commit to equal sacrifices," a coalition spokeswoman says. "Returning forest cover in the G8 countries and the European Union back to historic levels...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0811-cofcclot.html

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