The World's Forests: How Green is our Earth?

According to a recent report by the United Nations, forests cover 31% of the world's land surface and absorb roughly 15.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. The report also highlights that more than half of this green cover is spread across the boreal forests of Russia and Canada, the Amazon in South America, and China’s forests. The report shows that Russia holds more than one-fifth of the world’s trees across 815 million hectares and China has a forest cover of almost 220 million hectares. However, the report also highlights some concerning trends such as Indonesia losing its green canopy and 74 million hectares of the country's rainforest have been logged, burned or degraded over the past 50 years.

Source: Visual Capitalist

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