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Forests and Climate Change

Could a major restoration initiative in Africa nearly double the area occupied by conflict-causing tree plantations?

21 Sep, 2021

By Oliver Munnion, Global Forest Coalition. Originally published on germanclimatefinance.de. The African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) wants 100 billion dollars to help finance the restoration of degraded landscapes across the continent, in an effort to restore forests and suck carbon out of the atmosphere. Today, on International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, activists are calling on the scheme’s backers to exclude monoculture tree plantations from restoration efforts. AFR100 is an Africa-wide scheme aiming to restore 100 million hectares …

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