Tropical rainforest captures carbon better than any other environment on Earth.
It’s true that all plants (even fungi) capture CO2 and store it in roots, branches, trunks and leaves. Tropical rainforest does this on a mega scale.
Trees that grow in rainforest are carbon-capturing superstars and you can find them around the equator in warm, sun-drenched conditions that lead to some of the largest trees in the world. Big trees, big carbon-storing potential.
Exactly how much carbon are we talking about? Enough to reduce global CO2 levels by a third – but only if we protect it and stop deforestation.
Healthy Tropical Rainforest is capable of contributing over one-third of the total carbon capture needed by 2030. IUCN Report, February 2021