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How You Can Help World Bank Fight Deforestation

If we continue at this trajectory of deforestation, many ecosystems will be destroyed that are required on Earth. The impact on the environment is huge. While the growth of trees is relatively slow, the demand for logging is very high, therefore creating an imbalance. 

Many places such as the jungles in the Amazon and in Indonesia are being cut down to create space to grow palm oil, and corn, as well as create grazing areas for animals.

While the importance of saving trees has been stressed and emphasized, the recognition and incentives for saving and restoring these areas has not been strong enough. Humans need trees to survive and they need to be protected. Forest carbon emissions are also a huge issue when they are burned, only adding to an already bad situation.

Researchers from the World Bank, however, believe that we can change this trajectory if we put in the effort. World bank’s goal is to end extreme poverty in a sustainable way. They believe that our actions towards the environment will help fight climate change and have many projects across the world regarding the protection of forests and jungles.

World bank recommended three solutions to help alleviate the problems of deforestation and climate change. First, they emphasized the importance of governments protecting land by enforcing the law, and to get people to use public transportation. Second, they recommend for the long term that we slowly wean off coal and move to renewable energy. Thirdly, they recommend investment newer technology such as renewable energy so that it is brought into the global market and therefore more accessible to those who need it.

The report is based on a study conducted by researchers at World Bank’s Global Development Policy Center. It is a comprehensive overview of the current and potential solutions for reducing carbon emissions from the world’s forests. It shows that our actions towards the environment are important for the climate change.

Although World Bank focuses its effort on more impoverished areas, everyone, regardless of socioeconomic class, can reduce their carbon footprint by eating more consciously or using public transportation. Every little bit counts.

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