7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Land is critically important as well—both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution

7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Land is critically important as well—both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution


Perhaps the most overarching insight from the IPCC report is that land use and climate stability are a delicate balancing act: Getting it right can reduce emissions while creating significant co-benefits; getting it wrong can fuel climate change while worsening food insecurity and environmental problems.

Most discussions of climate action focus on energy, industry and transport. A new special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states unequivocally that land is critically important as well—both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution.

In fact, the report found that while land sequesters almost a third of all human-caused carbon dioxide emissions, it will be impossible to limit temperature rise to safe levels without fundamentally altering the way the world produces food and manages land.

Here are a few of the main takeaways:

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