Tropical Forest Update

All is not lost

Despite the best efforts of many, tropical forests continue to be cleared (although there are signs that the rate of loss is decreasing). Inevitably, this means lost biodiversity, the emission of previously stored greenhouse gases, and the diminution of many ecosystem services. Nevertheless, there is cause for hope. In this edition of the TFU, ITTO’s new Executive Director, Dr Gerhard Dieterle, speaks about the potential of forests to address global challenges, and ITTO’s role in this.

Contents

  • • Productive forests: an undervalued resource for realizing climate benefits and green growth

    • The forgotten wetlands

    • The trees left behind

    • Benin’s new system for improving forest data

    • Livelihoods and the law

    • Fellowship report

    • Market trends

    • Recent editions

    • Meetings
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The ITTO Tropical Forest Update is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish.
The French and Spanish editions are usually posted about one month after the English.

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