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Costa Rica's forests play an important role in reducing the world's carbon footprint

Costa Rica leads world in protecting forests

Tropical forests cover 15% of the globe‚Äôs surface and capture 25% of the carbon present in the atmosphere. These healthy forests play a critical role in curbing climate change. They “breathe” CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in trees and soil; in fact, roughly half of the world’s terrestrial carbon is stored in forests,...
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