This summary of the CLARA report looks at how the land sector can help ambitious climate action.
Climate ambition that safeguards land rights, biodiversity and food
Fern welcomes apparent shift from relying on dangerous technological solutions
The struggle against climate change must also be a battle to protect and restore land and forests.
To avoid catastrophic climate change all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This briefing explains that there is effectively only one realistic and sustainable way to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere (negative emissions): forests.
The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was a landmark, which put the use of land-based sinks such as forests at the heart of the global blueprint for stemming global warming.
This raises two problems.