Tree Frog Forestry News

Forests are emerging out from the shadow of fossil fuels in climate debate

October 2, 2014
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Forests seem to be emerging from the 1980s environmental ghetto of concerns where they appeared to be consigned. For years they’ve been in the shadow of fossil fuels in the climate change debate. But there’s now a rising awareness that their loss as habitats is driving the current mass extinction of animal species, and they were centre stage at the recent UN climate summit in New York with their own new declaration. Coinciding with the summit, the UK pledged money to help end illegal timber entering Europe and promote ‘public private partnerships’ to ‘manage forests sustainably.’