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U.N.: We Can Save World's Forests at a Fraction of Cost of Fossil Fuels Subsidies

Environment  (tags: politics, green, government, environment, study, UN, deforestation, destruction, ecosystems, trees, habitatdestruction, habitat, world )

- 1525 days ago -
nvesting $30 billion a year in forest conservation -- less than seven percent of the $480 billion spent annually on fossil fuels subsidies -- could help stop deforestation while accelerating a transition toward a greener global economy

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Freya H (357)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 9:37 am
Destroying forests for temporary monetary gain will lead to permanent, irreversible damage - as well as poverty and hunger. Preserving forests will pay off enormously for generations!

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Monday March 24, 2014, 1:52 am

Rhonda B (106)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:37 am

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Monday March 24, 2014, 6:24 am
noted,shared on fb,twitter,google+. Thx.

TOM TREE (246)
Monday March 24, 2014, 10:46 am


David C (131)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:05 pm
.....sometimes the right thing is the cheap and easy thing....

Robert O (12)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 12:55 am
Thanks Cal.

Tanya W (65)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 4:32 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 5:58 am
Simple if one doesn't just care about their present comfort

Kyle N (1)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 10:56 pm
deforestation should be stopped. It should be illegal to cut trees in a rainforest.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 28, 2014, 6:20 am
For all you drivers out there, these are not subsidies but rather tax breaks that makes it cheaper for you to continue to drive (I have no car and use public transport). And the deforestation has mostly to do with food, so how is paying someone not to cut the forest gong to produce more food?

Terry H (15)
Friday March 28, 2014, 10:35 am
^ I believe the $480 billion referred to is direct subsidies. If you include tax-breaks the figure is closer to 1 trillion for oil alone...

Winn A (179)
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:12 am

Past Member (0)
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:01 pm
So much destruction of precious rainforests, this has to stop
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