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Explore the relationship between forests and several key themes critical to sustainability and the health of our future ecosystems.

Forests can provide 30% of the solution to keeping global warming below 2°C.

Forests can provide 30% of the solution to keeping global warming below 2°C.

Forests remove and store carbon from the atmosphere, representing a cost-effective solution for mitigating climate change. The loss or degradation of forests compromises their ability to remove emissions.

Forests can provide 30% of the solution to keeping global warming below 2°C.

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Climate

Natural state

Forests provide a natural solution for removing carbon from the atmosphere. Forests absorb and store carbon emissions caused by human activity, like burning fossil fuels, which include coal, natural gas and oil.

Natural state
Climate

Drivers of change

Forests' ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere can be compromised by conversion into agricultural lands, commodity production, urbanization, disease and fires that cause forest loss. When a tree burns or decays, the carbon stored is released into the atmosphere further exacerbating climate change.

Drivers of change
Climate

Compromised state

With fewer trees to help absorb and regulate carbon in the atmopshere, the Earth's temperature rises and the effects of climate change increase.

Compromised state
Climate

Recovery state

Sustainable forest management, improved land tenure, conservation and restoration are all valuable strategies for preserving forests as a natural climate solution. These solutions can have positive economic, biodiversity and societal impacts. Improvements in forest monitoring data and technology faciliate implementation of these solutions.

Recovery state

Topics

Explore the relationship between forests and several key themes critical to sustainability and the health of our future ecosystems.

Forests can provide 30% of the solution to keeping global warming below 2°C.

Forests can provide 30% of the solution to keeping global warming below 2°C.

Forests remove and store carbon from the atmosphere, representing a cost-effective solution for mitigating climate change. The loss or degradation of forests compromises their ability to remove emissions.

Forests can provide 30% of the solution to keeping global warming below 2°C.

Scroll to discover

Climate

Natural state

Forests provide a natural solution for removing carbon from the atmosphere. Forests absorb and store carbon emissions caused by human activity, like burning fossil fuels, which include coal, natural gas and oil.

Natural state
Climate

Drivers of change

Forests' ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere can be compromised by conversion into agricultural lands, commodity production, urbanization, disease and fires that cause forest loss. When a tree burns or decays, the carbon stored is released into the atmosphere further exacerbating climate change.

Drivers of change
Climate

Compromised state

With fewer trees to help absorb and regulate carbon in the atmopshere, the Earth's temperature rises and the effects of climate change increase.

Compromised state
Climate

Recovery state

Sustainable forest management, improved land tenure, conservation and restoration are all valuable strategies for preserving forests as a natural climate solution. These solutions can have positive economic, biodiversity and societal impacts. Improvements in forest monitoring data and technology faciliate implementation of these solutions.

Recovery state