Deforestation and Greenhouse Gases: Infographic

January 6, 2012


The destruction and degradation of forestland, caused mainly by expanded
agricultural activity in tropical developing countries, currently
accounts for roughly 12 percent of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Slowing or eliminating forest loss can potentially make a cost-effective
contribution to an international effort to reduce global emissions, but
that strategy faces a number of challenges.

CBO's Deforestation Infographic