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At ClearSky our focus is the design and development of market-based forest carbon projects. We focus on opportunities to mitigate climate change through long term forest resource conservation. ClearSky is dedicated to helping governments, communities, corporations, organizations, and individuals meet these goals by:

  • Working with forest carbon project proponents and investors – to bring their projects to market under the highest standards;

  • Collaborating with national governments and implementers on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) readiness activities;

  • Supporting forest dependent communities to ensure the inclusion of robust and effective social and environmental safeguards in REDD projects; and

  • Performing carbon footprint assessments and carbon reduction services for groups and individuals.

ClearSky Climate Solutions is your partner in the effort to halt global climate change.

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World Deforestation Clock

Source of statistics: FAO Forest Resources Assessment 2005

 

  • Each year about 13 million hectares of the world's forests are lost due to deforestation, but the rate of net forest loss is slowing down, thanks to new planting and natural expansion of existing forests.

  • From 1990 to 2000, the net forest loss was 8.9 million hectares per year.

  • From 2000 to 2005, the net forest loss was 7.3 million hectares per year - an area the size of Sierra Leone or Panama and equivalent to 200 km2 per day.

  • Primary forests are lost or modified at a rate of 6 million hectares per year through deforestation or selective logging.

  • Plantation forests are established at a rate of 2.8 million hectares per year.

 

13,000,000 hectares/year = .412 hectares/sec


 

 

See the World Deforestation Clock at http://www.cifor.org/defclock.