THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY HAS TEN YEARS TO END MASS DEFORESTATION.
IF WE FAIL
OUR EFFORTS TO DE-CARBONIZE THE COMMUNITIES OF THE WORLD
WILL ALL HAVE BEEN LARGELY WASTED
THE WORLD CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE
2019 - 2030
The global community has ten years to end unchecked global deforestation.
Traditional methods of developing and implementing programs to end Climate Change have been extremely slow and unproductive.
It is time to try new development and implementation methodologies led by the private sector, academia, industry and communities in conjunction with global governments.
For the next six years (2019-25) the WCCC will work with governments, industries, academia and communities, to put into place an International Oversight Board,
comprising all stakeholders,
to develop a viable strategy for the,
INCLUSION of FORESTS into a GLOBAL EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME
This will give the global community another 5 years, (2025-30) to implement the agreed strategies required to end mass, unchecked, deforestation.
WHY IS ENDING DEFORESTATION SO
The Global Community is losing the fight to decarbonize the planet, not because of lack of commitment by major corporations to lower their carbon emissions, nor because of the speed at which we are rolling out Renewable Generation.
Deforestation dramatically affects atmospheric CO2 content in two ways.
The loss of forests which were sequestering large amounts of CO2 each year.
The burning off of the forests which emits large amounts of carbon and CO2 into the atmosphere.
Since the year 2000, 18 million acres of indigenous forest have been cut down each year, capable of sequestering 144 million tons of carbon (8 tons/acre/year). Collectively these forests, had they not been cut down each year, could have sequestered over these past 18 years, more than 30 billion tons of carbon from the earth’s atmosphere.
In 2019 we will lose another 18 million acres of indigenous forest which could have removed 144 million tons of carbon if left standing.
Deforestation usually includes the burning of the trees and under-scrub. This puts huge amounts of CO2 back into the atmosphere. However, many other chemicals are produced when wood is burnt, including one of the most potent greenhouse gases, nitrogen dioxide; although the amounts may be small, the gas is 300 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and lasts 120 years in the atmosphere.
Help us keep the
Earth's Forests Breathing.
Forests are the Alveoli of the Earth's Respiratory System.
Inhaling enormous quantities of carbon polluted air from earth's atmosphere.
Sequestering the carbon deep into the soils below where it belongs,
So it can exhale clean oxygen back into earth's atmosphere, where it can be shared by all the creatures who seek shade under its branches.
Help us get Indigenous Forest & Ecosystems added to the 'Global Emissions Trading Scheme' which will see them become one of the world's most valuable natural resources