Halting the loss and degradation of forest ecosystems and promoting their restoration have the potential to contribute over one-third of the total climate change mitigation that scientists say is required by 2030 to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Other benefits in support of both people and nature are considerable:
•Globally, 1.6 billion people (nearly 25% of the world’s population) rely on forests for their livelihoods, many of whom are the world’s poorest.
•Forests provide US$ 75–100 billion per year in goods and services such as clean water and healthy soils
•Forests are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.