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Paying Countries Not To Chop Down Forests Works, Study Shows

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:08 AM

When Norway decided a-decade-ago to pay Guyana, a-small-jungle-covered country in South-America, to reduce its rate of deforestation, no one was sure how much effect the move would have. Now they know it does work, according to a study published Monday in the US. Since forests are carbon-sinks, owing to the process of photosynthesis, cutting down a tree is the equivalent of emitting harmful greenhouse-gases.