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Grounding nature-based climate solutions in sound biodiversity science

January 28, 2019
News item image Afforestation in climate policy runs the risk of compromising long-term carbon storage

We have a new paper out now in Nature Climate Change

Summary

The current narrow focus on afforestation in climate policy runs the risk of compromising long-term carbon storage, human adaptation and efforts to preserve biodiversity. An emphasis on diverse, intact natural ecosystems — as opposed to fast-growing tree plantations — will help nations to deliver Paris Agreement goals and much more.