This infographic showcases how forests are key to climate, water, health, and livelihoods. Forests and trees are a cornerstone of addressing climate change and achieving sustainable development, as they are some of the most vital storehouses of carbon on our planet. However, when forests are cleared to make way for agriculture or infrastructure, they emit large quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which contributes to climate change. At the same time, standing forests make a crucial contribution to addressing the impacts of climate change not only by absorbing greenhouse gases but also by building more resilient landscapes.

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Organization: WB

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Forestry, Urban

Type of material: Audio-Visual Resource

Publication date: 2016

Language: English, French, Spanish