Forests for Climate - Save the climate by saving forests

Publication - 29 November, 2008
The ecological, political, and financial stars are aligned for governments to take meaningful action on behalf of the climate, forests, and impoverished communities around the world. Standing forests are a tremendous carbon storehouse that must be maintained to avoid runaway global warming. Governments and corporations are looking for cost-effectiveways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.These realities create an unprecedented opportunity to protect the climate, preserve vanishing tropical forests, and protect forest-dependent communities with a system that allows developed nations to pay for a portion of their Kyoto Emission Permits by supporting a fund to protect the world’s forests. This briefing outlines Greenpeace’s plan for a fund that will protect the climate by preserving forests.

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