30 October 2013
With November's annual UN climate change conference approaching, it is clear that the next two years are crucial if we are to reach a global climate deal in 2015.
Reducing emissions from forests is a crucial step with deforestation representing up to 20% of global carbon dioxide emissions – more than that of the entire transport sector.
But international efforts to tackle deforestation can only succeed if they involve national parliaments, which will lay the groundwork for a global deal in 2015. This is the main message of a study released by the Global Legislators Organisation (Globe) ahead of the Redd Exchange Conference, currently taking place in Oslo.
Read more from the Guardian here.