Europe's forests are booming. Here's why.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
By World Economic Forum
Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed.
Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today more than two-fifths of Europe is tree-covered. Between 1990 and 2015, the area covered by forests and woodlands increased by 90,000 square kilometres - an area roughly the size of Portugal.
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