Sustaining Forests for All

Well-managed forests have the potential to reduce poverty, spur economic development and contribute to a healthy local and global environment. The Program on Forests (PROFOR) is a multi-donor partnership that generates and shares innovative knowledge that supports this vision: sustaining forests for all. Learn More

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Confronting the New Climate Normal – Findings from Turn Down the Heat III

There is growing evidence that the Earth’s atmospheric system is locked in to warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels due to past and predicted emissions of greenhouse gases. As the planet warms, rare climatic conditions - heat and other weather extremes which occur once in hundreds of years - would become the “new climate normal.” To better understand the possible impacts of present day (0.8°C), 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, cities, and ecosystems, PROFOR supported the third Turn Down the Heat report that explores ecosystem shifts and impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The findings are alarming.

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