This summary of the CLARA report looks at how the land sector can help ambitious climate action. It provides an alternate response to the question of how we can meet the Climate Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping warming to 1.5°C.
It explains that we shouldn’t rely on untested mitigation approaches such as Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) but instead focus on strengthening land rights, restoring ecosystems and reducing our consumption of unsustainable foods such as meat. Such steps would strengthen the global response to climate change while meeting sustainable development goals and reducing poverty.
The Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA) is a consortium of advocates, faith-based organisations and scientists concerned with climate mitigation and adaptation.