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Why forests are important for climate

Native forest protection is critical for effective climate policy

 

  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that strong, rapid and immediate cuts in emissions
    are needed to avoid irreversible climate collapse.
  • Ending native logging in Australia would reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 24%.
  • 60% of the total biomass of logged trees ends up burnt as onsite waste. Ending native logging would reduce these
    further emissions.
  • Reducing emissions alone is insufficient. Victoria’s forests are some of the world’s most carbon dense forests and we
    depend on their carbon sequestration and storage capabilities.

 

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