25 June 2021
Climate change and land: the science of working with nature towards net zero CLIMATE CHANGE : SCIENCE AND SOLUTIONS | BRIEFING 9 Climate change and land: the science of working with nature towards net zero In brief Land plays a fundamental role in the world’s climate and Land-based mitigation could provide up to 20 – 30% of the efforts to stabilise it. [...] 2 CLIMATE CHANGE : SCIENCE AND SOLUTIONS CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND 1.4 The role of land-based mitigation As well as changes in land use and and nature-based solutions management, there is scope for reducing Nature-based There is a role for the land in addressing climate emissions through changes in food demand, change, through a variety of interventions. [...] The IPCC concluded at a time when plant and animal species that the net impact of climate change on carbon are declining in abundance and variety, cycle processes will be ‘to exacerbate the nature-based solutions protect and enhance increase of CO2 in the atmosphere’11. [...] The potential of land-based mitigation options If barriers to funding and implementation can to illustrate a path of action to help achieve the be overcome, land-based mitigation has major Paris Agreement target of limiting warming to potential in the drive to limit climate change, 1.5°C. [...] 2019 Climate in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of change and ecosystems.