A new report released by the UN And the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and land use is finally here. While the 20 documents report that provides 300 pages of details on the best science to solve the issue at hand, the IPCC has fully summarized it in a simple draft:🌍 IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land:— IPCC (@IPCC_CH) August 8, 2019
Land is under growing human pressure.
Land is a part of the solution.
But land can’t do it all. #SRCCL #ClimateChange #GlobalGoals
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-source here: IPCC final draft
Obviously it isn't that simple of a chart but here's a round up: this chart assesses how multiple ways we can change our land so that it will help in limiting climate change, from fire management to agricultural diversification. While this chart optimistically tries to sum up the results of thousands of studies, we've concluded three ways that we can change how use land can tackle the effects of Climate Change:
Restoring land requires extended periods Of Attention and Care.
If we were to restore forests, green spaces and Drainage basins we would need to apply conservation strategies as well as monitor the progress carefully. Without using anything that would discourage it's progress or degrade it again. As the restorations of Biomes is highly complicated, and that there's nothing that would assure that it would be fine if were to step back from the restored ecosystems and let nature take it's course, we are definitely obligated to carefully observe and monitor the restoration progress of each land.
It's all about Reduction.
it's not about stopping climate change immediately from 100 mph to 0 mph, but it's rather about reducing it's destructive effects such as land slide,deforestation, soil erosion... Many ecosystems are of course trying to regenerate from its effects, but the destructive trend is far out pacing the regenerative process. As stated many times in the report "management" is a key that would help speed up the regeneration. for example: forest management defines many practices that would help speed up the regenerative process such as; better scheduled logging, thinning, selective logging leads to reduced impact logging and a faster regenerating ecosystem. As well as our excessive manhunt for natural resources completely decimates many ecosystems such as rain-forests, so we would need to slow down our consumption.
Up to 30% of our produced food is wasted, imagine if we used the land that produces 30% of wasted food differently, this would allow to free several million square kilometers of land that can be used for forestation. We would have an immense impact on consumption in general (less fuel, less water, less fertilizers, less electricity) all this can be done through proper education, better harvesting techniques, on farm-storage, infrastructural upgrades,retail and packaging can potentially lower food loss percentage and waste.