Forest Restoration: UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Annual Report

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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Forest ecosystems can play a key role in climate mitigation. They regulate climate in several different ways. The high rates of evapotranspiration of tropical forests decrease surface air temperature and surface roughness of the trees attracts precipitation. However, the main focus on forest in climate mitigation policy is due to their carbon sequestration and storage potential (see Table), both of which have been damaged by deforestation and degradation. Forest ecosystem restoration can therefore contribute extensively to climate change mitigation. While the role of forest restoration within REDD+ is still emerging, it can already be funded through the voluntary carbon market. Some case studies on forest restoration are made available.

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Technical Document

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre