Future of the Environment

These 5 countries are home to more than half the world’s forests

Forests play a vital role in extracting CO2 from the enviroment. Image: REUTERS/Stephane Nitschke

Andrea Willige

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Annual rate of forest expansion and deforestation, 1990–2020. Image: UN FAO
Global annual forest area net change, by decade, 1990–2020. Image: UN FAO
Annual forest area net change, by decade and region, 1990–2020. Image: UN FAO
Top five countries for forest area, 2020 (million ha). Image: UN FAO
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