A low-fat diet where potato chips don’t count

Written by Margaret

Topics: Agribusiness, Climate

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The world’s forests are a critical piece of the climate change puzzle. Covering over 30 percent of the Earth’s land surface, forests play a huge role in regulating weather patterns and absorbing the carbon that we release into the atmosphere. Not to mention, global deforestation is a huge contributor to climate change – emitting more carbon than all the world’s trucks, cars, trains and planes combined.

At the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this December, governments need to Make Forests Count. Our friends up at CPAWS in Canada have made a great video explaining the issue.

CPAWS is also running a petition asking Canada and the United States to:

  • Protect intact forests and wetlands;
  • Account fully for the carbon lost by cutting forests and destroying wetlands — accounting must be based on actual changes in emissions from the past.
  • Help developing countries to reduce deforestation and forest degradation while protecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

Think this is important? Go to makeforestscount.org and sign up today!

4 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Thanks so much for the post RAN! We’re up to over 1700 supporters and growing. Last week we sent letters to Environment Ministers in 20 developed countries calling on them to make forests count in the Copenhagen agreement, in many cases changing from the current destructive proposals. You can follow progress on this issue on my blog and on twitter, both of which can be seen at makeforestscount.org

  2. Great post. I just signed it and now am putting it on my blog and tweeting about it as well. Oh, I’m also putting it on my Urban Green Girl FB Fan Page. Thanks!

  3. Awesome post! Making Forests Count is important to both humans and woodland caribou given that Canada’s boreal forest is one of the world’s largest carbon storehouses and home to my species – the boreal woodland caribou! Thank you so much for spreading the word about this important issue.

  4. K.c. says:

    This post has some good ideas in it, but. . . .

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