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Three small countries in the world have something amazing to boast about – they are all carbon negative.


Bhutan, Suriname, and Panama stand out from the rest of the world because they absorb more greenhouse gases than they emit.

I was curious how this was possible, and it did not take long to find the answer: Their forest cover.

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Suriname has a 97% forest cover – 97% of their land is forest, that sounds insanely good, really. Bhutan has a 72% forest cover. Panama has a forest cover of over 60%

The numbers for Panama and Bhutan sound average only because of Suriname!

Now, let’s see how much forest cover the world’s top three CO2 emitters – China, USA & India respectively – have:

China – 22%

USA – 34%

India – 25%


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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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