UNESCO researchers have found that human activities and disasters tied to climate change have transformed ten of the world’s forests, often referred to as World Natural Heritage sites, from carbon deposition to carbon emitter.

Given that the sites are highly valued and protected, a record 10 out of 257 forests examined show a carbon surplus due to human activities between 2001 and 2020, UNESCO says.

The site is thought to absorb 190 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year, equivalent to about half of the UK’s annual emissions of fossil fuels, a UNESCO report has found.

United Nations Day

United Nations Day is an annual commemorative day, reflecting the official creation of the United Nations on 24 October 1945. In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, (wikipedia)

World Heritage Committee

The World Heritage Committee selects the sites to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, (wikipedia)

World Heritage Site

A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization . (wikipedia)

International Union for Conservation of Nature

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. (wikipedia)