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Nature's Role

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The natural world and its ecosystems is a major, cost-effective ally in the goal of a climate stable world. Creative management of nature - from forests, rivers and wetlands to oceans and drylands – helps boost food security, cleaner air and biodiversity while reducing the vulnerability of people to climate change.

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Increasing efficiency in Kenya's forestry sector could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 27 per cent over 2010 levels.

It would help the East African nation meet its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, and bring economic benefits of $188 million per year, says a new joint United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Kenyan government report released on the International Day of Forests.

You can read the story on UNEP’s site.

Photo credit: Meaduva (Flickr)

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