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Activists call for natural climate and biodiversity solutions

Schools strike climate activist Greta Thunberg, along with several scientists, authors and campaigners, has called for “natural climate solutions” to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss simultaneously.

In an open letter, the signatories call for “defending, restoring and re-establishing forests, peatlands, mangroves, salt marshes, natural seabeds and other crucial ecosystems”. They warn “This approach should not be used as a substitute for the rapid and comprehensive decarbonisation of industrial economies.”

Further details on the scientific claims behind the proposals can be found on the group’s website here.

Read the open letter here and view media coverage here (Huffington Post) and here (Guardian). See also the Foodsource building block What is land use and land use change?

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08 Apr 2019
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