Why forests matter
Urgent action on climate change is imperative. The 2022 IPCC report warns that we only have two decades left to drastically cut carbon emissions to avert an environmental disaster.
Limiting the average global temperature increase to 1.5°C is impossible without trees playing a major role. At COP26, the landmark Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use – in which 141 countries committed to collectively end forest loss and land degradation by 2030 – inexplicitly tied forests to the fight against climate change.
Eliminating emissions from deforestation and increasing carbon removals by promoting agroforestry and landscape restoration could reduce global net emissions by 30%. Over the next decade, forests could provide up to 50% of the cost-effective mitigation available.
Right now, the planet desperately needs nature-based solutions. In this special feature, we curate CIFOR-ICRAF’s latest research, knowledge and initiatives on trees and forests.
XV World Forestry Congress
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At the XV World Forestry Congress, policymakers will release their latest report on the state of the world’s forests. Is it too late to save them – and what might that mean for climate change?
Discover the answers to these questions and more at our online media seminar. Connect with leading scientists and experts for exclusive interviews ahead of the Congress.
Fast Facts: The latest figures on deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change
Providing the latest news and analyses on forests, trees and agroforestry
Global Comparative Study on REDD+ story of change: Supporting district-level jurisdictional approaches in Indonesia
Global Comparative Study on REDD+ story of change: CIFOR’s science on wetlands for Indonesian measurement, reporting and verification and forest reference emission level development
Payments for Forest Environmental Services in Viet Nam: Strengthening effectiveness through monitoring and evaluation
Our research, projects and impact on the ground