The Climate Bomb is Ticking -- Call for Zero Deforestation to Protect the Climate

Publication - 3 April, 2008
Tropical forest destruction is responsible for about one-fifth of current global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.Keeping the global temperature increase below 2ºC (compared to pre-industrial levels) means GHG emissions must peak by 2015 and by this time the world must be set on track for drastic reductions in overall emissions.Ending deforestation in tropical forests is critical to protecting the global climate, biodiversity and forest dependent communities. Eliminating deforestation in just eight tropical countries – Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea – would nearly halve the annual rate of global forest loss.

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