The first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system shows that better land management can contribute to tackling climate change, but is not the only solution

IPCC Press Release
August 08, 2019

Land is already under pressure from people and climate change is adding to this. At the same time, keeping global warming to well below 2ºC can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest Climate Change and Land report. 

Soils play a key role in mitigating climate change. However, when land is degraded, it becomes less productive, restricting what can be grown and reducing the soil’s ability to absorb carbon. This exacerbates climate change, while climate change in turn exacerbates land degradation in many different ways.

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