December 09, 2015
How much carbon stored in indigenous peoples’ territories? An analysis released this week at the climate talks in Paris concludes that 20.1 percent of the carbon stored in tropical forests around the world which owned or claimed by the indigenous people. If we consider only the tropical forests in the Amazon Basin, Mesoamerica, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Indonesia, the percentage of forest carbon stored above ground in indigenous territories increases to 34 percent.
Link to the map, click <a href=”http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/biomass_map_english.pdf”>here</a>.