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Governments must unite behind the science to transform land use to avert climate breakdown


Alwihda Info | Par Info Alwihda - 9 Août 2019 modifié le 9 Août 2019 - 01:12


Governments must unite behind the science to transform land use to avert climate breakdown. © DR
Governments must unite behind the science to transform land use to avert climate breakdown. © DR
Geneva - The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land released today is a stark reminder that we are in an ecological and climate emergency. This report-- coming after the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C and the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity report -- ties together the best available science on how use of land is exacerbating the climate crisis.

It offers clear direction to governments on how to avert climate breakdown by rapidly transforming land use and food systems, halting deforestation and pursuing domestic policies that empower small-holder farmers, eliminate poverty and hunger and protect the most vulnerable from increasingly frequent extreme weather calamities.
Drastically cutting food waste and switching to more plant-based diets, particularly in high-emitting societies, while promoting agroecological farming will also go a long way towards curbing emissions and strengthening adaptation.

Governments must unite behind the science. They must now substantially increase their national climate targets by 2020 in line with the 1.5°C pathway and cut global emissions by half within the next decade. Nature-based solutions must go together with abandoning fossil fuel use and investing in renewables. This report must form the basis for a renewed political conviction to respond to the climate crisis.


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