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Forests for the 21st century

In the last few centuries we have removed more than half of the world's forest cover.  Deforestation is currently responsible for nearly 20 per cent of global carbon emissions.  We need to reduce this tide of deforestation, but we can make a much greater impact if we also put back some of our lost forests. 

Planting more trees can lock up more carbon, improve the environment and people's lives. Many regions and countries have already restored much of their forest.  This short video, produced by the Forestry Commission for the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration, looks at some fantastic examples spanning three continents.


Last updated: 14th September 2016