Global emissions targets in focus at rainforest summit in Indonesia
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Discussions at the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) in Indonesia next week will kick off with a focus on how best to balance economic development and biodiversity conservation while reducing carbon emissions.
International delegates are gathering in the historic city of Yogyakarta, the heartland of Javanese culture, to attend preliminary meetings in preparation for the conference, which will run from April 23 to 25 and is expected to attract 600 delegates.
In the Asia-Pacific region, forests make up 26 percent of land area, covering 740 million hectares of land. Worldwide, the area contributes 18 per cent of total forest cover, making careful management vital to keep global warming in check and meet goals established by the U.N. Paris Agreement.
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