Monday, January 19, 2009

Video on 'forests and climate change'

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UK Forestry Commission have produced a 17-minute video on “Forests and Climate Change: a Convenient Truth.” The video shows how forests can contribute to the mitigation of climate change, stressing the importance of reversing forest loss. It is easy to follow and contains plenty of useful information.

The video explains how society can combat climate change by: conserving and managing existing forests; tackling causes of deforestation; and planting new forests.

It stresses the use of wood as a renewable energy source and as a raw material. A section on adaptation notes how the world’s changing climate will affect the health and composition of forests and stresses the importance of adapting and planning ahead for the changes.

Download video here

Summary of 'Forests and Climate Change: A Convenient Truth?' Conference here

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