Forests for Climate - fact sheet

Publication - 11 March, 2008
Protecting the world’s remaining tropical forests is a key part of the solution to tackling the climate crisis. Tropical forests, the "lungs of the earth" are giant carbon stores. When they are destroyed through logging or burning, this carbon is released into the atmosphere.

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Executive summary: Greenpeace has the solution. Forests for Climate is a landmark proposal for an international funding mechanism to protect tropical forests. It is estimated that halving emissions from deforestation will cost US$10-15 billion per year. Forests for Climate has the potential to raise these funds, and more.

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