Carbon emissions due to deforestation are reduced

Group of scientists from the non-profit environmental organization Winrock International (Little Rock, AR), Applied GeoSolutions (Durham, UK) and the University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland) found that at this time for one year emissions from deforestation are 0, 81 billion tons, or 10% of total emissions from 2000 to 2005. This suggests a positive environmental trends and to reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Annual distribution of carbon emissions as a consequence of deforestation between 2000 and 2005. (Spatial resolution — 18.5 km)
During the study the largest amount of carbon was produced in Brazil and Indonesia, which accounted for 55% of the total carbon emissions from tropical deforestation. 40% is concentrated in the dry tropics. But all this is only 17% of global emissions. In comparison to tropical rain forests, the carbon content in these regions is relatively low. The emissions are calculated for each country individually.
In the hope that a more accurate calculation of carbon waste will bring positive results, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was proposed to compensate developing countries for the fact that they will reduce the flow of carbon from deforestation emissions. Perhaps this had their effect.
Thanks to international efforts to reduce emissions in consequence of deforestation, to save many species. Supported by the most important function of the forest — water management, reduce the harmful effects of climate change, controls the content of carbon in the atmosphere.


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