Forests Absorb Twice As Much Carbon As They Emit Each Year

Research published in Nature Climate Change has revealed that forests sequestered about twice as much carbon dioxide as they emitted between 2001 and 2019. In other words, global forests provide a “carbon sink” that absorbs a net 7.6 billion metric tonnes of CO2 per year, over 1.5 times more carbon than the whole of Europe emits annually.

European forests continue to expand, in fact over the same period, European forests grew by an area greater than the whole of The Netherlands!