- Tropical forests contain 50% of all plants and animals on the earth’s landmasses, and support the livelihoods of up to 1.6 billion people.
- Only 1% of the rainforest’s plant and animal species have been studied, meaning there are boundless opportunities for new medicines and discoveries.
- Rainforests are thought to store at least 250 billion tons of carbon, equivalent to over 200 years of human-induced carbon emissions.
- A single bush in the Amazon may have more species of ants than the entire British Isles.
- A tropical rainforest may have more than 480 tree species in a single hectare, compared with temperate forests where just six species may make up 90 percent of the trees in an entire forest.
The Green Gigaton Challenge partners encourage emissions reductions to count in SBTi’s Net-Zero Criteria
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Protecting and restoring tropical forests could contribute one-quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change.Learn More
Elevating environmental integrity of jurisdictional scale REDD+
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