by Daisy Dunne, Carbon Brief, January 27, 2020
Tropical forests are losing their ability to capture carbon dioxide from the air due to deforestation.
- The boreal forests found in cool temperature, high mountain ranges are sequestering more CO2 than tropical forests due to the rise of the CO2 Fertilization Effect
- Roughly 30% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are absorbed by the land, creating a “carbon sink”
- Carbon was lost in tropical forest regions due to lack of rain
The Climate Center aims to sequester 100+ MMT of additional CO2e per year by 2030 through healthy soils and vegetation management.