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Over 1.6 billion people depend directly on forests for their livelihoods across the world, and forests play a crucial role in the Earth's life support system - including the global carbon and hydrological cycles. Some areas of the world are experiencing net gains in forest cover, through the natural expansion or reforestation efforts. However, deforestation in some areas of the world continues apace, impacting livelihoods and the global climate. The UN estimates that 18% of global carbon dioxide emissions stem from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. Avoiding deforestation and degradation is therefore a priority in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Cleared land in the Amazon Jungle, Brazil
Burning rainforest on Sumatra to make space for palm oil plantations, Indonesia
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Georgia
Boreal pine and spruce forest, south-east Norway
Autumn colors at the northern tree line on the Varanger Peninsular, Norway
Swedish Cornel, Cornus suecica at the northern tree line on the Varanger Peninsular, Norway
Beach on the Varanger Peninsula, Norway
Autumn colors on the Varanger Peninsular, Norway
Berchtesgaden National Park, Bavaria, Germany
Mountain landscape in Berchtesgaden National Park, Bavaria, Germany
Beech trees at Königsee, spring in Berchtesgaden National Park, Bavaria, Germany
Forestry in Canada
Tree plantation in Canada
Cleared roads in plantation, Canada
Tree plantation in Canada
Fallen trees in a plantation, Canada
Cleared forest area in Canada
Young tree plantation in Canada
Tree plantation in Canada
Tree plantation in Canada
Cleared roads in plantation, Canada
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