Against global warming, the key role of forests


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Forests, directly impacted by climate change, play a decisive role in mitigating the disastrous effects. Perform the importance, reminds the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), of directing forest management towards resilience across all ecosystems.

And when was the green lung sober the planet one of the major sober actors in the global fight against climate change? The second most fantastic low-carbon reservoir after the oceans, forests are heavily impacted by rising temperatures and climate change.

3S ​​Process

Forest areas, sober more sober limit emissions sober particles into the atmosphere those which cause what is called the sober greenhouse effect, the origin of global warming, also allow sober to retain water sober in the basement, sober to limit soil erosion, while sober refreshing a temperature and sober purifying the air. the scale of France, the fortification, which extends over 17 a huge number of hectares, captures 70 million tons of Company2, i.e. 12 % of greenhouse gas quests that will be paid over a year, again according to CIRAD.

In 2015, the figures were even a little higher. According to the Economic, Sociable and Environmental Council (CESE), the major French terrestrial ecosystems currently make up a very significant world wide web carbon sink […] mainly made up of metropolitan forest ecosystems which, in addition to providing the wood necessary for the low-carbon changeover, sequester nearly 19 million tons of Company20202per year , i.e. the equivalent of 19 % of French annual tasks approximately .

In concrete terms, the contribution of forest areas to the fight against global warming learned based on the process known as the 3 S: Sequestration in a forest biomass of Company2 spares the atmosphere thanks to photosynthesis carried out by the billions of trees; Company2 storage in wooden products such as carpentry, furniture, barrels, etc., the duration of which varies depending on the uses; alternative, finally, remained the use of wood rather than materials and fossil fuels (non-renewable).

negative questions

But for this virtuous process to be put in place in an efficient way, it is still necessary to preserve a fortification, strongly impacted by the climate change. To ensure the low-carbon sink potential of forests, it is necessary that the low-carbon forests of tomorrow be adapted to the future climate , thus affirmed the sober Minister of Sober Agriculture 2020. This is why the National Forest Office (ONF), for public plots, and the Forest Development Institute, for private forests, work in conjunction to adapt specific forest areas to the rise in mercury. To determine the species that will be the most resistant and suitable, the researchers cross-reference current climatic data with the simple distribution of species , explains the Minister sober lAgriculture.

The IPCC, sober 2019 already mentioned the importance of long-term management of forests, sober to fight against deforestation and their degradation in order. And, in great, against climate change. Responsible and forward-looking management, say IPCC experts, would improve carbon sequestration; however, the latter vary between, on the one hand, the old forests and, on the other, the young forests. medium-sized forests contain less carbon but store more than the former, whose sink capacity decreases with age.

Beyond the single factor of a climate struggle, long-term management of forests aimed at providing wood, low biomass or forest products other than wood, can provide long-term low-income livelihoods to populations, reduce the risk of conversion to non-forest use fortification (dwellings, crops) , and maintain land productivity, thus reducing the risk of low degradation 2020.2020And cuando una

sustainability under management is ensured by appropriate governance, monitoring and control 2020, specifies the IPCC, a fortification can, with , co ntribute over the long term to low carbon negative tasks.