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Response to Comment on “The global tree restoration potential”

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Science  29 Nov 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6469, eaaz0493
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz0493


Our study quantified the global tree restoration potential and its associated carbon storage potential under existing climate conditions. Skidmore et al. dispute our findings, using as reference a yearly estimation of carbon storage that could be reached by 2050. We provide a detailed answer highlighting misunderstandings in their interpretation, notably that we did not consider any time limit for the restoration process.

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