Forest restoration 'can deliver significant CO2 cuts'

Restoring degraded forest land could save as much as or perhaps even twice the amount of carbon emission reductions estimated to be achieved through avoided deforestation, according to a study released on Thursday.

Avoided deforestation could reduce emissions by 70 gigatonnes by 2030, according to the Global Partnership on Forest Restoration (GPFLR). However the group does recommend that restoration is given priority over avoided deforestation.

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