Deforestation: Which countries are still cutting down trees?

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

But deforestation continued at "an alarming rate", according to a 2019 report, with serious consequences for the fight against climate change.

There has been some reforestation, through natural growth or planting, but trees need years to mature before they can fully absorb CO2.

Over the past decade 4.7 million hectares of forest were still lost annually - with Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia among the countries worst affected.

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