Document Details

Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Zinta Zommers, Panmao Zhai, Noureddine Yassaa, Jianguo Wu, Nora Weyer, Koko Warner, Louis Verchot, Francesco Tubiello, Jean-Francois Soussana, Denis Jean Sonwa, Youba Sokona, Pete Smith, Raphael Slade, Jim Skea, Priyadarshi Shukla, Elena Shevliakova, Mark Rounsevell, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Debra C. Roberts, Andy Reisinger, Prajal Pradhan, Hans-Otto Pörtne, Alexander Popp, Elvira Poloczanska, Ramón Pichs-Madruga, Jan Petzold, Joana Portugal Pereira, Minal Pathak, Lennart Olsson, Nathalie De Noblet-Ducoudré, Johnson Nkem, Suvadip Neogi, Dalila Nedjraoui, Soojeong Myeong, Wilfran Moufouma-Okia, Angela Morelli, Alisher Mirzabaev, Pamela McElwee, Cheikh Mbow, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Nagmeldin Mahmoud, Christopher Lennard, Werner Kurz, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Tom Gabriel Johansen, Gensuo Jia, Margot Hurlbert, Mark Howden, Joanna House, Mario Herrero, Eamon Haughey, Jordan Harold, Marion Ferrat, Jason Evans, Aziz Elbehri, Fatima Driouech, Renée van Diemen, Fatima Denton, Edouard Davin, Annette Cowie, Annette Cowie, Sarah Connors, Eduardo Calvo, Katherine Calvin, Tim Benton, Humberto Barbosa, Almut Arneth | August 7, 2019
Summary

This Special Report on Climate Change and Land1 responds to the Panel decision in 2016 to prepare three Special Reports during the Sixth Assessment cycle, taking account of proposals from governments and observer organizations. This report addresses greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in land-based ecosystems , land use and sustainable land management in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation, desertification, land degradation and food security. This report follows the publication of other recent reports, including the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15), the thematic assessment of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on Land Degradation and Restoration, the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and the Global Land Outlook of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). This report provides an updated assessment of the current state of knowledge while striving for coherence and complementarity with other recent reports.

This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) is structured in four parts: A) People, land and climate in a warming world; B) Adaptation and mitigation response options; C) Enabling response options; and D) Action in the near-term.

Index and Links to Full Report

Product Description

This Special Report on Climate Change and Land1 responds to the Panel decision in 2016 to prepare three Special Reports during the Sixth Assessment cycle, taking account of proposals from governments and observer organizations. This report addresses greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in land-based ecosystems , land use and sustainable land management in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation, desertification, land degradation and food security. This report follows the publication of other recent reports, including the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15), the thematic assessment of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on Land Degradation and Restoration, the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and the Global Land Outlook of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). This report provides an updated assessment of the current state of knowledge while striving for coherence and complementarity with other recent reports.

This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) is structured in four parts: A) People, land and climate in a warming world; B) Adaptation and mitigation response options; C) Enabling response options; and D) Action in the near-term.

Index and Links to Full Report

Add to Downloads

Become a member to access this feature

Get Document


4.-SPM_Approved_Microsite_FINAL

Keywords:

climate change, land use, planning and management