FERN - Can tree planting solve climate change?

FERN - Can tree planting solve climate change?

Can tree planting solve climate change?

FERN published a Q&A where they answer common questions about tree planting and climate change, such as:

  • Can tree planting solve climate change?
  • Is tree planting the same thing as forest restoration?
  • What kind of trees are best at absorbing CO2?

Tree planting schemes have always been popular, but never more so than today. There is a long, painful history of bad tree plantation projects mainly in the Global South, but also in the North, where tree planting projects have caused deforestation and social misery, as well as increased climate change. This FAQ explains some of these issues.

For more information please visit https://www.fern.org/news-resources/can-tree-planting-solve-climate-change-2172/

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