Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Urbanisation creates forest cover

"According to a 2005 UN report, fifty-five times more rainforest is growing back as second growth in the newly empty rural areas than is being cut down from primary forest."
From the McKinsey quarterly article, Urban Squatters change the world.

India will urbanise, and forest levels will not be a problem. What we need to do is to create ownership systems by which the custody of the forests is with those who have an incentive to manage them rsponsibly, not with forest departments.

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