To what extent could reforestation stop climate change?


Our principal scientist, Marcus Lindner, discusses the impacts of large-scale tree restoration to stop climate change in a blog post.

A recently published study by Prof. Crowther’s team at the Institute for Integrative Biology at ETH (Zurich) in Science Magazine used satellite imagery, field data and computer models to highlight the potential of large-scale forest restoration for climate change mitigation.

CO2 removals from the atmosphere through forest restoration measures alone are far too small to achieve climate change mitigation goals. Avoiding deforestation and preventing forest disturbances (wildfires, windstorms and biotic threats) need to be addressed. Forest management should also aim at enhancing forest resilience. For example, by increasing the diversity of tree species.

You can read more about the topic here.