One of the major causes of deforestation is clearing forests for farming reasons. As the population of developing regions, particularly near rainforests, increases, the need for land for farming becomes more and more important. For majority of people, a forest has no value when its resources arent being used, so the incentives to deforest these regions outweigh the incentives to preserve the forests. For this reason, the economic value of the forests is important for the developing countries.
Because deforestation is so broad, it has made some number of important impacts on the environment, as well as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, changing the water cycle, a raise in soil wearing away, and a decrease in biodiversity. Deforestation is frequently cited as a because of world warming. Because trees and plants remove carbon dioxide and emit oxygen into the atmosphere, the reduction of forests give to about 12 of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. One of the most pressing issues that deforestation creates is soil wearing away. The elimination of trees causes higher rates of wearing away, rising risks of landslides, which is a direct threat to many people living close to deforested regions. As forests get destroyed, so does the habitat for millions of animals. it's estimated that 80 of the worlds recognized biodiversity lives in the rainforests, and the destruction of these rainforests is accelerating extinction at an alarming rate.
The United Nations and the World Bank produced programs like decreasing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation REDD, which works particularly with developing countries to use subsidies or another incentives to support citizens to use the forest in a more sustainable way. also to ensuring that emissions from deforestation are kept to a minimum, an effort to educate people on sustainability and helping them to concentrate on the long term risks is key to the success of these programs. The New York Declaration on Forests and its related actions promotes reforestation, which is being encouraged in many countries in an try to fix the damage that deforestation has done.