UK: How much can forests contribute to mitigation of climate change?

17-minute video presentation, produced by FAO and the Forestry
Commission of the United Kingdom, shows how much forests can
contribute to the mitigation of climate change, stressing the
importance of reversing forest loss. Forests store more carbon than
all the world’s remaining oil stocks. Continuing deforestation and
forest degradation account for almost one-fifth of the world’s
greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire global transport
sector. The presentation explains how society can combat climate
change by conserving and managing existing forests, by tackling causes
of deforestation and by planting new forests.

It stresses the use of
wood as a renewable energy source and as a raw material, pointing out
that wood products store carbon for their entire lifetime, until they
decay or are burned. A section on adaptation notes how the world’s
changing climate will affect the health and composition of forests and
stresses the importance of adapting and planning ahead for the
changes. With striking imagery and simple language, this informative
presentation is suitable for classroom, conference hall and individual
viewing by all who care about the future of the planet. A multilingual
DVD is available including the presentation in Arabic, Chinese,
English, French, Russian and Spanish. The presentation is also
available in Italian. Please feel free to show this presentation and
disseminate it as widely as possible. Download entire DVD (.wmv 215
mb) http://www.fao.org/forestry/52980/en/

Comments (1)

gregMarch 13th, 2009 at 9:44 am

good

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