Co-benefits of forest carbon projects in Southeast Asia

Tasya Vadya Sarira, Yiwen Zeng, Rachel Neugarten, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Lian Pin Koh

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Forest carbon projects can deliver multiple benefits to society. Within Southeast Asia, 58% of forests threatened by loss could be protected as financially viable carbon projects, which would avoid 835 MtCO2e of emissions per year from deforestation, support dietary needs for an equivalent of 323,739 people annually from pollinator-dependent agriculture, retain 78% of the volume of nitrogen pollutants in watersheds yearly and safeguard 25 Mha of Key Biodiversity Areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalNature Sustainability
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2022

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Funding Information:
We thank Z. Burivalova for her contributions to improving this paper. R.N. thanks Gordon and Betty Moore for their generous gift in supporting this study. L.P.K. is supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore under its NRF Returning Singaporean Scientists Scheme (grant no. NRF-RSS2019-007).

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