Forest footprint for cities: methods for estimating deforestation and associated CO2 emissions embodied in products consumed in cities

This paper provides a method for understanding how city actions impact trees and forests outside their boundaries. The Forest Footprint for Cities methodology connects global estimates of tropical and subtropical deforestation linked to agricultural production to commodity-specific international trade and city consumption. The methods ultimately present the city’s Forest Footprint in terms of hectares of embodied deforestation consumed and the associated CO2 emissions.