TREES AND FORESTS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE ON EARTH
Forests balance the Earth’s water-cycle essential for cooling our climate.
In addition, forests play another vital role in stabilising the climate by sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere and fixing it into soils and biomass.
50% of a tree’s biomass is carbon which remains stored, acting as a ‘carbon sink’, unless the tree decays or is burned.
Global forests are estimated to hold more CO2 than the atmosphere.
We know we must halt the loss of natural forests and accelerate forest landscape restoration.
Healthy and growing forests remain the best solution for removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.