Forests for the 21st century

29 January 2010 | Video

More than half of the world's forest cover has been lost. Deforestation is currently responsible for nearly 20 per cent of global carbon emissions. We need to reduce this tide of deforestation, but we can make a much greater impact if we also put back some of our lost forests.



Planting more trees can lock up more carbon, improve the environment and people's lives. Many regions and countries have already restored much of their forest.

This short video, produced by the Forestry Commission and IUCN for the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration, looks at some compelling examples spanning three continents, including an IUCN project in China.


View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests