Does is make sense?
FORESTS ARE UNPROTECTED AND THEIR BENEFITS ARE IN JEOPARDY
Increased greenhouse gas emissions - forests help to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide
Disruption of water cycles - trees play a KEY role in the water cycle
Disrupted livelihood in and around the forests
Impacts on an abundance of species and plants from the Amazon to Yangtze
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
Offsetting Carbon Emissions from Forests
reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries and the conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks
Creating Protected Areas
Securing forest ecosystems as parks and other protected areas can help to preserve their valuable plants and animals for future generations. Protected areas have proved key to the preservation of some species, such as the mountain gorillas that live in the forests of East Africa.
Promoting Sustainable Bioenergy
promote bioenergy from scrap wood, oil and fats, sugar and starch crops, residues and wastes, and even algae to reduce reliance on forests and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
IT ALL STARTS SOMEWHERE