The Role of Forests in Combating Climate Change and Promoting Sustainable Development: An Integrative Review

Swetha B. S.

College of Horticulture, UHS-B Campus, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Itigi Prabhakar *

Regional Office, UHS-B Campus, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Veeresh

ICAR - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru-560089, Karnataka, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Plantation forestry plays a vital role in combating climate change and promoting sustainable development by providing renewable resources, sequestering carbon, and supporting economic growth. This review examines the contributions of plantation forestry to climate change mitigation, including carbon sequestration and substitution effects, as well as the challenges and opportunities for sustainable development. We explore key aspects such as genetic diversity, pest and disease management, soil conservation, social dimensions, and emerging technologies. By assessing the current state of plantation forestry and identifying future directions, this review highlights the importance of plantation forestry in addressing global environmental challenges while fostering sustainable development.

Keywords: Plantation forestry, climate change mitigation, carbon sequestration, sustainable development, genetic diversity, emerging technologies


How to Cite

Swetha B. S., Itigi Prabhakar, and Veeresh. 2023. “The Role of Forests in Combating Climate Change and Promoting Sustainable Development: An Integrative Review”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (11):3755-61. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i113555.

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