UNEP-WCMC Releases Carbon and Biodiversity Atlas
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5 December 2008: The UN Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has produced the Carbon and Biodiversity Demonstration Atlas, which highlights areas where high carbon content and high biodiversity overlap, illustrating that reducing emissions from deforestation can combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

Speaking about the release of the atlas, Achim Steiner, UNEP […]

5 December 2008: The UN Environment Programme –
World Conservation
Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has produced the Carbon and Biodiversity Demonstration Atlas, which highlights areas
where high carbon content and high biodiversity overlap, illustrating that
reducing emissions from deforestation can combat climate change and
biodiversity loss.

Speaking about the release of the atlas, Achim
Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, compared the protection of biodiversity with
other efforts to capture carbon, and stated that “the biggest and widest
returns may come from investing in and enhancing natural carbon capture and
storage systems.” [The Atlas] [UNEP
Press Release
]