NbS for climate change mitigation

Protecting and restoring natural ecosystems and sustainably managing our working lands and seas play a critical role in reaching net-zero carbon emissions this century, but only if combined with other climate solutions, especially dramatic cuts in GHG emissions across all sectors of the economy. Our work explores the contribution of NbS to achieving net-zero and investigates how NbS for climate change mitigation can be taken to scale without compromising biodiversity, food security or other sustainable development goals. We address these questions using a diversity of approaches including systematic literature reviews, global and regional geospatial analyses, Integrated Assessment models, economic landuse modelling, and on-the-ground empirical studies. Current work focuses on identifying pathways to achieving net-zero in the UK and Brazil, taking into account issues such as leakage and additionality, as well as socioeconomic barriers to implementation.

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