Queensland deforestation increase obliterates Australia’s ERF efforts

Published 12:47 on October 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on October 5, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Queensland state saw deforestation rates increase by 33% last year, causing greenhouse gas emissions of 45 million tonnes of CO2e, the state government said Thursday, exceeding the amount the country's domestic carbon offset programme has saved since it was introduced six years ago.

Australia’s Queensland state saw deforestation rates increase by 33% last year, causing greenhouse gas emissions of 45 million tonnes of CO2e, the state government said Thursday, exceeding the amount the country’s domestic carbon offset programme has saved since it was introduced six years ago.

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