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Mapped: Where ‘afforestation’ is taking place around the world

A key finding of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) new special report is that it is likely that some degree of “afforestation” will be needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels  — Afforestation is a process where new forests are planted across land without trees. As a forest grows, …

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forested hills of guizhou, china

Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture plantation, research finds — A study looking at the carbon storage of forests in southern China finds that each additional tree species introduced to a plantation could add 6% to its total carbon stocks. The findings suggest that afforestation programmes …

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