Forest Breakthrough Is Key To 2015 Global Climate Deal

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