About 2.2 billion acres of land worldwide could be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of the human-made carbon emissions.
The Crowther Lab from Zurich has published a study in the journal Science that shows this would be the most effective method for combatting climate change.
The Crowther investigates nature-based solutions to climate change. In their latest study, the researchers showed for the first time where in the world new trees could grow and how much carbon they would store.
It should be noted, they excluded cities or agricultural areas from the total restoration potential as these areas are much needed for human life.
PHOTO CREDIT: Copyright Ted Ziegenbusch 2018