CLIMATE CHANGE – 4 vital steps to protect the world’s remaining rainforests (Tharanga Gunawardena, WEF)

An aerial view of logs illegally cut from Amazon rainforest are seen in sawmills near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino - RC1B4AADB7D0
Nearly half of the world’s rainforests have been destroyed since the 1960s. Image: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
  • Protecting rainforests is worth more to modern economies than destroying them for commercial gain.
  • Controlling climate change is the most substantial contribution to the world made by rainforests.
  • Governments must ensure laws are enforced to safeguard the last surviving primary rainforests.