Forests and natural ecosystems absorb carbon and reduce the levels of emissions in the atmosphere, providing a way to help tackle climate change.

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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.

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Climate mitigation

Halting tropical deforestation forest degradation brings us immediate carbon reductions.
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Climate adaptation

Forests tackle climate change from re-building landscape resilience to regulating flooding and drought to keeping land healthy and productive.
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Biodiversity

Forests are a hub for the conservation of biodiversity. Protecting habitat for millions of animals and plants, including many endangered species.
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Clean air

Trees produce oxygen, cleaning the air that we breathe and directly improving the health of populations (both locally and all over the world).
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Medicine & health

Rainforests rich native biodiversity constantly inspires surprising medical breakthroughs and delivers cures for diseases.
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Poverty alleviation

Forests provide vital resources for some of the worlds most disadvantaged communities who live in and around them.
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Indigenous people

Forests are the natural home to many indigenous populations, and their way of life is under very real threat of deforestation.
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Sustainable development

Forest carbon projects help communities to develop viable sustainable business models that don’t depend on forest destruction and improve local livelihoods.
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Empowering women

Women are stewards of the forest, who strengthen communities and protect ecologies.
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Food security

Forests safeguard the valuable ecosystem services around food production, from preventing erosion to fixing nutrients into the soil.
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Energy security

Forests provide wood fuel in the developing world and maintain water supplies essential for hydropower.
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Water security

Forests sustain our global water supply and are critical to the water cycle. In fact, trees help to create rain!