The metric refers to the rate or amount of primary or old-growth forest that is being cleared, altered, or destroyed on a global scale, often measured annually. Primary forests are typically complex ecosystems characterized by mature, native tree species, high biodiversity, and minimal signs of human disturbance. These forests are important carbon sinks and habitats for numerous plant and animal species, many of which are endemic to these regions. The tracking of this metric over time can provide valuable insights into the impacts of human activities on natural ecosystems, inform conservation strategies, and help assess progress toward
*Green marked and victorious, this year’s emissions left the previous year in the dust, ushering in a brighter future for our planet.