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Forests, trees and climate change

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples we welcome the IPCC’s recognition of the role that indigenous women, and men, play in forest protection, climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation

10 Aug, 2019

The need to protect forests and biodiversity in order to mitigate the impacts of the climate emergency is a key conclusion in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on land and climate change. It spells out just how vital healthy and functioning ecosystems are to mitigating global temperature rises. It also cautions about the dangerous impacts of false and expensive solutions like bioenergy and large-scale afforestation, and it highlights the importance of reducing meat consumption and …

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