Across the globe, there are deep pockets of green working as powerful lungs for all of us. Forests cover a third of the world’s land. They play a critical role in the ongoing battle against the impacts of climate change. They absorb harmful pollutants, regulate water flows, and support the habitats of migratory plants and animals.
In the world, people deforest for timber (for social needs) or agricultural land, etc. causing floods and climate change and many other impacts on the ecosystem flora and fauna.
Protecting this essential resource and avoiding further deforestation could cut CO2 emissions by as much as 4 billion tonnes per year – the equivalent of taking half the world's cars off the road, according to the Tropical Forest Alliance, an initiative hosted by the World Economic Forum that works with governments and businesses to tackle the problem.
Therefore, most countries are still trying to green the forest. Laos is the country with the highest percentage of forest cover in Southeast Asia and ranked 8th in the top 10 in the world with 82.1% of the forest area (based on World Bank data, 2016).