Why Natural Forests and Natural Climate Solutions are so important

The world’s forest ecosystems provide crucial resources for us all, and healthy forest ecosystems provide a large number of provisions that we all rely on.  Billions of people around the world depend on services the forest ecosystem provides, including soil conservation, water drainage, food, medicine and fuel.

Natural forests store carbon from the atmosphere, contributing to the regulation of the global carbon cycle and climate change mitigation; absorbing carbon dioxide and storing it in wood, leaves, and soil, as well as producing oxygen for people to breathe.

As the primary habitat for a numerous and broad spectrum of species (animal and plant) forests also provide important biodiversity maintenance and conservation.


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