Forests and natural ecosystems absorb carbon and reduce the levels of emissions in the atmosphere, providing a way to help tackle climate change.
Forests not only store carbon, but they are essential to the global economy. Every year, lost ecosystem services from land degradation and desertification cost us about $6.3-10.6 trillion. Avoiding deforestation helps protect this value and causes a chain reaction of other positive impacts, like supporting endangered species, empowering women in local communities and creating a market for sustainably produced commodities.
Forests and climate change
Natural solutions to reducing net carbon emissions are recognised by scientists as one of the most powerful and immediate ways to tackle climate change and meet the Paris Agreement reduction goals and are essential alongside the shift to low-carbon energy sources to keeping emissions within the necessary carbon budget.
Forest conservation is one of the most cost effective ways to reduce net emissions, but forests also bring a chain reaction of positive and measurable economic, social and environmental benefits to communities on the ground. Thus, companies using our solutions to mitigate their carbon emissions and align their business plans with the Paris Agreement, are also able to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other positive impact targets.
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