Russia's forests examined

Andrey Laletin, of the Global Forest Coalition in Russia, gives the latest lowdown on the forest situation in Russia and explains that the main problem they face is forest degradation. He says a positive result of the global financial and economic crisis is that logging companies don't have the funds to build new infrastructure into remote forests, such as roads, rendering swathes of forest in Siberia, for example, inaccessible.

Birch forest, Russia Photo: Andrew Betts via flickr

 

Work area: 
Forests
Climate Change
UNFCCC
Climate Change
UNFCCC
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