European forests and climate change

Glyder forest in North Wales. [Scott Wylie/Flickr]

Forests are Europe’s biggest carbon sinks and forestry the sector with the greatest potential to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the quantities needed to meet the bloc’s objectives under the Paris Agreement.

Can EU forests mitigate climate change? In this Special Report, EURACTIV looks at how the forestry sector can help meet the EU’s goal of slashing net emissions by 40% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

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