IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land

IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land

IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land

The special report on "desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems" of the IPCC has been released this 9th August 2019. A special acknowledgment to the four members of CIRCASA project that contribute to this hard work especially on Chapter 2 and 6!

After a marathon session of 6 days, all the authors and the 195 governments who are part of the IPCC, approved the 43-page “summary for policymakers” (SPM) overview report line-by-line of this special report in Geneva.

 This special report published after the special report on 1.5C aims to provide an assessment on the issue of Land use on 7 chapters: 

Framing and Context, Land-Climate Interactions, Desertification, Land Degradation, Food Security, Interlinkages between desertification, land degradation, food security, and GHG fluxes: Synergies, trade-offs, and Integrated Response Options, Risk management and decision making in relation to sustainable development. 

The report addresses the issue of the food system greenhouse gas emissions since agricultural land expansion and production (on-farm) account for 16-27% of all human-related emissions. The summary shows that response options across the food system, from production to consumption can be deployed and ramped up for adaptation and lowering of emissions and highlights the multiple co-benefits for soil health, human health, and water quality.

A little bit of reading? 

Read the full report here

Take a look at the IPPC special report summary for policymakers

Modification date : 28 August 2023 | Publication date : 12 August 2019 | Redactor : STO