Tropical Forests and Climate Change Mitigation

Tropical Forests and Climate Change Mitigation

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by Rodel D. Lasco
2008 | Policy Brief Series Vol. 2008 No. 6 | 2 pages
  • Print 1656-8818
  • e-ISSN 2599-3917
English

Tropical forests are among the most valuable ecosystems in the world for many reasons. Although covering less than 10% of the earth’s land area, they provide 800 million people with fuel, total of just under 600 million ha lost cumulatively by 2050. This trend has adverse impacts on biodiversity resources, water resources, rural livelihoods and of course in climate regulation. Thus, reducing deforestation remains a high-priority mitigation option within tropical regions