“In those locations where forests are made to disappear, we then miss much more than just energy resources as with coal and oil located deep in the earth. On the one hand, the fight against climate change loses a natural ally with the loss of a large carbon dioxide sink or reservoir. And on the other other, negative local weather events and soil erosion increase when forested areas are devastated. And on top of this, the forest is no longer available as a source of nourishment for many animals and a source of income for people.”
Günter Nooke, German Chancellor’s Personal Representative for Africa
TODAY’S REALITY IS VERY SERIOUS
Every minute of every day, forested land with a dimension of 35 football fields is being obliterated. That amounts to 13 million hectares of forest lost each year.
Current figures show that 2.254 square kilometers of rainforest were cut down in Brazil alone in July 2019. (Special report on climate change, Zeit online from 08.August 2019)
FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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