Food and Agriculture Statistics

Forest land emissions and removals 1990-2020

The FAOSTAT Land Emissions-Forest Land domain contains information on emissions and removals of CO2 from forest land use dynamics. The domain contains information for 214 countries and territories, providing estimates of net emissions to the atmosphere from forests, comprised of emissions from deforestation and emissions/removals on remaining forest land for the period 1990-2020.

Statistics of forest land area and biomass stock are collected from countries, analysed and disseminated by FAO in five-year cycles through the Forest Resources Assessment (FRA).

This analysis focuses on new trends in forest emissions in terms of deforestation, carbon storage on remianing forest land, and overall net impact of forests on climate.

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FRA 2020 Press release

Carbon emissions and removals from forests: new estimates, 1990–2020