Land and Global Warming

Land and food sectors are critical to keep global warming to well below 2ºC

The IPCC approved and accepted Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems at its 50th Session held on 2 – 7 August 2019. The approved Summary for Policymakers (SPM) was presented at a press conference on 8 August 2019. Our group leader Mark Rounsevell participated in the plenary session as a lead author. 


IPCC press release:

Summary for the Policy Makers:

Access to the full report:



Media coverage:

"Plant-based diet can fight climate change - UN " by BBC

"Climate crisis reducing land’s ability to sustain humanity, says IPCC " by Gurdian

Mark Rounsevell

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