During the last 50 years, nearly half of the original forests on earth have disappeared. Deforestation is responsible for approximately twelve percent of the greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. It is a major cause of climate change therefore. "Deforestation results in an increase of CO2 in the air. We want to reduce these carbon emissions", says Thomas Groen, lecturer at the University of Twente. He works at the ITC Faculty: the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. The scientists within this faculty use earth observation techniques to collect data.more
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