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Investing in forests: the man who stopped the desert and the forest maker
27/11/2018 at 9:45 am - 11:00 pm
Sustainable forest management is essential to achieving sustainable development. Forests have a significant role in reducing the risk of natural disasters. At the global level, forests mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, contribute to the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidity in the air and protect watersheds. Investing in forests and forestry represents an investment in people and their livelihoods. Worldwide, around 1.6 billion people – including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures – depend on forests for their livelihood.