Five Key Findings from Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change

June 13, 2017

Key Findings

  1. Achieving climate stability requires conservation of tropical forests.
  2. Protecting tropical forests could lower the overall costs and accelerate the achievement of global climate stability.
  3. Forests generate many non-climate goods and services that are essential to meeting sustainable development goals.
  4. Advances in technology have made stopping forest loss feasible.
  5. Rich countries and international organizations should act now to scale up REDD+ payment-for-performance agreements.

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