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Carbon trade 'to save' rainforest

Date : 23rd October 2006, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Carbon trading can be used to protect endangered rainforests by compensating nations that avoid deforestation, the World Bank has said. It has suggested that industrial states offset their carbon emissions by funding projects designed to reduce deforestation in developing countries. The World Bank report said 5% of the world's rainforest is lost each decade. The forest was more valuable if left to store carbon dioxide emissions than if cleared for pasture, it argued.

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