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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 )

Cal
- 181 days ago - news.mongabay.com
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. (307)
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!
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:52 am
Noted
 

Rhonda B. (98)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:37 am
noted.
 

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

Tom Tree (254)
Monday March 24, 2014, 10:46 am


WE'D BETTER WAKE UP !!
 

Dave C. (214)
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. (51)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 4:32 am
Noted.
 

Fi T. (16)
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.
 

John S. (304)
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. (5)
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 Adams (192)
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:12 am
Noted
 

Debbie S. (33)
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:01 pm
So much destruction of precious rainforests, this has to stop
 
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