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How much forest coverage loss will occur in Brazil over the three-year period starting from 2020?


Currently, according to the Global Forest Watch, an initiative by the World Resources Institute, 12.85 millions of hectares of tree cover was lost in Brazil in the three-year period starting from 2015.

The Amazon (60% of which is located in Brazil) represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.

The Amazon plays a crucial role in including carbon sequestration, climate and water cycle regulation, and maintenance of biodiversity.[1]

How much forest coverage loss, in Mha, will occur in Brazil in the three-year period starting from 2020?


This question resolves as the sum of forest coverage loss in an area with >30% tree canopy in Brazil, in the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. This resolves on the basis of the data by Global Forest Watch.

Note that this question resolves as gross forest coverage loss, (not net forest coverage loss), the metric therefore does not deduct tree coverage gains.

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