Forests and climate are intrinsically linked: forest loss and degradation is both a cause and an effect of our changing climate. Climate change is one of the greatest threats humankind has known. Forests can be part of the solution.
According to the latest chapter of WWF’s Living Forests Report, “Forests and Climate”, the world stands to lose 55 million hectares of forest between now and 2020, even if we take urgent action to reduce deforestation. If the world delays the necessary steps, we stand to lose 125 million hectares by 2030, according to the report.