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'Crunch year' for world's forests

Date : 25th March 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Efforts to mitigate climate change could be hampered if nations do not agree to protect the world's forests by the end of the year, warn researchers. Earthwatch says it is vital for leaders attending a key UN summit in December to find a way to halt deforestation. Deforestation accounts for about 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities, UN data shows. The environmental charity will outline its concerns during a public lecture in central London on Thursday evening.

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