Eating plants and planting forests for the climate

Wolf, Christopher, Ripple, William J, Betts, Matthew G, Levi, Taal and Peres, Carlos A (2019) Eating plants and planting forests for the climate. Global Change Biology, 25 (12). p. 3995. ISSN 1354-1013

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Abstract

The IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land addresses the closely coupled relationship between land use and climate change. The report notes the climate change mitigation potential of dietary shifts and afforestation. Here, we briefly discuss how decreases in ruminant meat consumption associated with dietary shifts have the potential to free up area for forests, allowing for greater CO2 sequestration and benefiting biodiversity, while simultaneously reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 15 - life on land ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 15:30
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 13:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72851
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14835

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