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Poorly Designed Tree-Planting Campaigns Could Do More Harm Than Good | Media Coverage

May 9, 2020


Multiple outlets have covered a first-of-its-kind study by Eric Lambin, Robert Heilmayr and Cristian Echeverría  reveals that subsidies for the planting of commercially valuable tree plantations in Chile resulted in the loss of biologically valuable natural forests and little, if any, additional carbon sequestration.

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Impacts of Chilean Forest Subsidies on Forest Cover, Carbon and Biodiversity

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Poorly Designed Tree-Planting Campaigns Could Do More Harm Than Good 

Media Coverage

July 9, 2020 | Drought-hit Forests May Worsen Climate Change | Eco-Business

June 30, 2020 | Tree-planting Campaigns Can Reduce , Not Improve Biodiversity, Says New Study | THISDAY

June 25, 2020 | Why Planting Trees Won't Save Us | Rolling Stone

June 24, 2020 | Planting Trees Isn't Always the Best Answer to a Warmer World, Studies Agree | ZME Science

June 23, 2020 | Divest, Or Face Eternal Damnation | Grist

June 23, 2020 | Planting Trees Could be Counterproductive, New Study Shows | The Brussel Times

June 23, 2020 | Planting More Trees Not a Solution to Climate Change, May Harm Environment | News 18

June 22, 2020 | Climate Change: Planting New Forests 'Can Do More Harm Than Good' | BBC

June 22, 2020 | Forestry Giant Discovers Downside of Planting Millions of Trees | Bloomberg

June 22, 2020 | One Trillion Trees Is Not Enough | Forbes

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