Globally, 20% of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by deforestation and forest degradation. Prevention of further deforestation is therefore paramount to mitigating climate change. Paradoxically, the amount of carbon stored in Ecuador's Yasuni National Park puts it in a very vulnerable position; it holds some 846 million barrels of heavy oil, which would provide much needed revenues for Ecuador.
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