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Community-led forest restoration helps fight climate change

December 19, 2017 (Brussels) - Restoring natural biologically diverse forests could remove 500 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, making a significant impact in the fight against climate change, says a new report Return of the Trees by forests and rights NGOs Fern and Rainforest Foundation Norway.

Drawing on existing scientific evidence and highlighting case studies from around the world, the report shows how restoring the world’s forests would also stem catastrophic biodiversity loss, improve human and land rights and benefit local communities. 

 

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