Forests Are the Forgotten Climate Solution, Experts Say
International environmental groups gathering this week will try to devise a plan to use trees to save the planet.
Can protecting forests help save the planet? Environmentalists are hoping the answer is yes.
A group of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and community leaders are gathering in San Francisco on September 12 to discuss solutions they hope will mitigate the impacts of climate change.
They're hoping to reach a solution they're calling 30x30. It's a target set specifically to reach goals set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon emissions, and the organizations attending the summit think sustainably managed forests and land can meet 30 percent of the targeted emissions reduction.
What can forests do to reduce carbon emissions?
Large forests are capable of sucking up large amounts of carbon. Swaths of forest like those