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Forestry’s climate impact ‘invisible’ under UN rules, experts say

Friday 23 Oct 20 10:00am

Forests and forest-based products remove a net of 806 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents annually – or the equivalent 20% of all fossil emissions in the EU

 

FORESTS are the planet’s biggest carbon “sink” – absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit – but their contribution to cooling the earth’s climate is currently not fully accounted for under UN rules, experts say.

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