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forests and climate change


Deforestation is a significant cause of climate change, accounting for nearly 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions every year. It also threatens the world’s biodiversity and imperils the 60 million indigenous people who are entirely dependent upon forests.


Friends of the Earth International challenges the risks in current proposals to 'reduce deforestation' (REDD) and rejects all dangerous World Bank forest carbon trading initiatives. We work with local communities for the recognition of land rights. We are calling for new and real decisions to stop deforestation, once and for all.


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FoE Haiti reforests certain zones to achieve, on the one hand, watershed protection as a way to stop soil degradation, and on the other hand, to generate additional sources of income for local populations. It is also a way to mitigate climate change impacts on affected communities.
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