Restoring degraded land in Brazil
Tropical Forest Restoration
It is estimated that 287 million hectares of degraded land in the tropics could be restored to continuous, intact forest. Using current and estimated commitments from the Bonn Challenge and New York Declaration on Forests, our model assumes that restoration could occur on 161-231 million hectares.
By protecting currently degraded land and allowing natural regrowth to occur, committed land could sequester 1.4 tons of carbon dioxide per acre annually, for a total of 54.5-85.1 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050.
Photos from Brazil
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 'Restoring degraded land in Brazil' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. We can provide nutritious food for all.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals