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Tropical forests

Year: 2009 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Tropical forests hold the largest terrestrial carbon store and are active carbon sinks. Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation is a vital component of tackling dangerous climate change. In addition, tackling illegal and ill-managed logging will be an important part of reducing emissions from forestry.
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