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Climate and Atmosphere
Biological diversity
Land and Agriculture

Definition(s)

1) Establishment of a new forest by seeding or planting of nonforested land. 2) The planting of trees on land which was previously used for other uses than forestry. 3) The planting of trees in an area, or the management of an area to allow trees to regenerate or colonize naturally, in order to produce a forest. (Source: GEMET-MGH / WRIGHT / ALL)

Hierarchy

Related terms:
plantation forest

In other languages

French
boisement
Russian
облесение
Spanish
aforestación
Chinese, Simplified
植树造林
Arabic
استزراع

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with afforestation

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Kyoto Protocol
Protocol on Heavy Metals