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Uploaded on Monday 27 Feb 2012
Human use and conversion of tropical forests
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Tropical forests hold the largest terrestrial carbon store and are active carbon sinks. Reducing
emissions from deforestation and degradation is a vital component of tackling
dangerous climate change. In addition, tackling illegal and ill-managed logging will be
an important part of reducing emissions from forestry.