Reductions in the rate of deforestation have multiple benefits—avoiding a huge source of carbon emissions and reducing the environmental and social problems associated with deforestation. Globally, around 350 million people reside close to or within forests and rely on forests for their food and livelihood. Almost 60 million people, especially those living in indigenous communities, are entirely dependent on forests. The livelihoods of 1.6 billion people depend on forests. Forests provide US$ 75–100 billion per year in goods and services. Forests are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, according to the International Union of Concerned Scientists.
Combatting deforestation has been identified as one of the most promising and cost-effective ways to lower emissions. Halting the loss and degradation of natural systems and promoting their restoration have the potential to contribute over one-third of the total climate change mitigation required by 2030 Meeting the Bonn Challenge—a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded lands by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030—would capture about a sixth of the carbon necessary to close the emissions gap.
In addition to mitigating climate change, stopping deforestation and forest degradation and supporting sustainable forest management conserves water resources and prevents flooding, reduces run-off, controls soil erosion, reduces river siltation, protects fisheries, preserves biodiversity and preserves cultures and traditions.
as the trees or plants get destroyed, there will be less plants or trees who will absorb the harmful gases, then the amount of harmful gases will imcrease and thus leading to global warming..
Deforestation can affect the water cycle.
Forests are the source of large quantities of water into the atmosphere via plant transpiration.
This replenishes the clouds and instigates rain that maintains water cycle.
When deforestation occurs, the average rainfall in the area decreases, which in turn reduces the water level and eventually causing permanent drying of the water bodies.
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