REDD

Preserving Forests to tackle global warming. 

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What does REDD stand for???

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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

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What does REDD do to make sure forest's aren't destroyed?  

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Pays developing countries or communities within them NOT to cut down or burn their forests. 

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Why does deforestation lead to Carbon Dioxide emissions? 

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Vast quantities of Carbon are stored in the trees and soils of tropical forests. 

When trees and soil is burnt, this carbon is converted to Carbon Dioxide. 

Carbon Dioxide is a green house gas which accelerates global warming. 

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Why do people want to cut down the tropical forests? 

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  • Commercial agriculture
  • Subsistence agriculture
  • Logging
  • Building Infrastructure
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What % of annual Green House Gas emissions come from deforestation?

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20%

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Other than releasing Carbon Dioxide through burning forests - What is the other problem with deforestation? 

It reduces the planets ability to do what...? 

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Reduces the planets ability to ABSORB Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Tropical forests typically absorb what % of the Carbon Dioxide we release?

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15%

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