The World’s Greenest Countries

The World’s Greenest Countries.

Forests cover roughly 30% of the world’s land surface. Forests and trees support sustainable agriculture. They stabilize soils and climate, regulate water flows, give shade and shelter, and provide a habitat for pollinators and the natural predators of agricultural pests. They also contribute to the food security of hundreds of millions of people, for whom they are important sources of food, energy and income. Yet, agriculture remains the major driver of deforestation globally, and agricultural, forestry and land policies are often at odds. Which are the world’s countries with the largest expanse of forests? That is the focus of this article. The South American, the Caribbean, Africa, South-East Asia, and the South Pacific tropical forests predominate. In the northern hemisphere, countries like Finland, Sweden and Japan do reasonably well.

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