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31 March 2009

Forest Investment Could Create 10 million New "Green Jobs"

FAO report on the State of the World’s Forests 2009

Economic turmoil and climate change are major factors that has been challenged for sustainable forest management since forests and trees are vital storehouses of carbon. In the other hand, investing in forest management could also make a major contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Increase investment could also create 10 million new "green jobs", according to FAO. There are "green jobs" could be provided by investment in forestry, such as jobs in forest management, agroforestry and farm forestry, improved fire management, development and management of trails and recreation sites, expansion of urban green spaces, restoring degraded forests and planting new ones.

At the same time, improved forest management and new tree planting would help to reduce carbon emissions from land-use change and could potentially have a larger positive impact on climate change.

In the short term forests and forestry are greatly impacted by the global economic crisis, notes the State of the World’s Forests 2009 (Rome 16 March 2009). Download Full Report

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