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Why saving our forests should be a global priority

A cow grazes next to a fallen tree on a tract of deforested Amazon rainforest near the city of Novo Progresso, Brazil July 2, 2013. Picture taken July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo - D1BETPOPBUAA

If tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank third after China and the US as a source of emissions. Image: REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Frances Seymour
Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
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A woman and her daughters work on palm seeds in Dabou, about 49 km (30 miles) from Abidjan June 12, 2013. Ivory Coast is seeking to double palm oil production to around 600,000 tonnes by 2020 but must first overcome opposition to the sector and gain access to land, government ministers said. Picture taken June 12, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS COMMODITIES AGRICULTURE) - GM1E96E089L01
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