The case for forests’ prominent role in holding off climate change

Published on
January 17, 2019

The report of Sandro Federici, Donna Lee and Martin Herold: Forest Mitigation: A Permanent Contribution to the Paris Agreement, is highlighted at Mongabay news.

  • The authors of a new report argue that investment in forests as a climate change mitigation strategy is just as important as addressing emissions from the energy sector.
  • Despite the recognized potential contributions of forests to slowing the warming of the earth, they aren’t typically seen as a permanent solution to climate change.
  • The authors of the report contend that provisions in the Paris rulebook, approved at the UN climate conference in Poland, are designed to hold countries responsible for changes to their forests so that such ‘reversals’ won’t go unaccounted for.