Afforestation, reforestation and other practices that restore trees to the landscape offer relatively low-cost carbon removal opportunities that are ready to implement. Surging interest in trees as a climate solution has made the outlook for this sector promising—but whether this buzz will lead to restoring trees to the landscape in a socially and environmentally responsible way depends on project oversight and policy safeguards.
In advance of the IPCC report, scientists highlight five often overlooked reasons why limiting global warming requires protecting and sustainably managing the forests we have, and restoring the forests we’ve lost.
In support of accelerating climate ambition, eighteen foundations signed a joint statement affirming their commitment to supporting the critical role forests and sustainable land use, and indigenous guardianship of these places, play in the fight against climate change.
Better forest conservation, food production and consumption, and land use could deliver up to 30% of the climate solutions needed by 2030.
Deforestation leads to major increases in local temperatures, according to new peer-reviewed research.
A new set of materials helps explain how forests and land use relate to climate change.
Indigenous people will be supported in protecting their forest land and resources through International Land & Forest Tenure Facility.
Attempting to fight climate change without lifting up communities who protect forests is grave mistake, says Ford Foundation President.
World leaders must do more to defend custodians of natural world whose lives are at risk from big business, says UN Rapporteur.
Land rights for forest communities protect forests from fire, according to PRISMA study. Finding could help countries respond to forest fire threat.