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Reforestation to fight climate change impacts has limits

Reforestation has long been a strategy against climate change. Since 2011, the Bonn Challenge has been pushing to restore 150 million hectares of degraded forests through reforestation by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.

Rupesh Bhomia, a scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research says the study is important as “we embark on a UN-promoted Decade on Ecosystem Restoration next year. Such analysis can inform climate policies and help decision-makers prioritise areas most suitable to achieve restoration success”.
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