The root of the matter: carbon sequestration in forests and peatlands

In tackling climate change, policy makers often overlook the role of the natural world in regulating greenhouse gases in the atmosphere: specifically, the unique role that forests and peatlands have to play in the battle against rising emissions. Changing approach would significantly reduce the cost of tackling climate change and deliver a variety of other benefits. This report argues that preventing deforestation, promoting afforestation/reforestation and stopping peatland destruction are some of the cheapest and most effective ways of reducing global emissions. It propose the introduction of market mechanisms that can ensure investment is directed into these areas and a strategy to make this happen as quickly as possible.