Thanks to Rigmor Allback of Sweden for a link to the Swedish NGO Albaeco. See http://www.albaeco.se/en/. The following BBC article appears on their website.
The global economy is losing more money from the disappearance of forests than through the current banking crisis, according to an EU-commissioned study.
It puts the annual cost of forest loss at between $2 trillion and $5 trillion.
The figure comes from adding the value of the various services that forests perform, such as providing clean water and absorbing carbon dioxide.
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