Zero Net Deforestation by 2020
World Wildlife Fund, Briefing paper, November 19, 2009, 21p (PDF)
"Deforestation continues at an alarming rate − 13 million hectares per year, or 36 football fields a minute (7.3 million hectares per year “net” forest loss taking into account forest restoration and afforestation). Deforestation and degradation of forests, particularly in the tropics, have dire consequences for the global climate, biodiversity and people. In proposing a target of zero net deforestation by 2020, WWF aims to help consolidate efforts to halt deforestation across various international initiatives and to set a global benchmark against which the success of these efforts can be measured. This briefing paper provides guidance and recommendations on implementation strategies to achieve the zero net deforestation target."
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D15/06-09 Posted December 8, 2009