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Special Report on Climate Change and Land

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

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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

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climate change, land use, planning and management