Reframing the Role of Forests in Our Climate Strategy

Last updated: 19th January 2024

Emissions reductions are only part of the solution to climate change. We urgently need to draw down the carbon already in our atmosphere — and research continues to demonstrate the powerful potential of nature-based solutions.

The carbon-sequestering benefits of native forest ecosystems can most effectively be achieved through biodiverse restoration that is aligned with nature. While there is a place for less complex forest types where forest products are the primary goal, an over-reliance on such forests can leave us vulnerable. By pursuing ecologically sound reforestation, we make the most of the opportunity to deliver carbon capture while delivering a broader environmental solution.

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About this series: At a time when human economic development is prioritized over the needs of nature, the Who Will Speak for the Trees? series features top reforestation leaders with a broad range of restoration expertise, including climate tech, monitoring, science, finance, media, and more. These diverse voices offer expert viewpoints to instill confidence in how humanity can support nature to deliver a forested future for all living things on Earth. 

Interested in contributing? Reach out to Angela Jo Tu, Head of PR and Brand: [email protected].

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