The world is heading for a future in which millions suffer from water scarcity, food insecurity and depleted soil health unless the way food is produced and consumed around the world changes dramatically. That’s one of the key conclusions of today’s landmark scientific report into climate change and land use from the world’s top climate scientists. Following a week of discussion at a summit in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this morning released its final report detailing the extent to which the deforestation and modern farming techniques are destroying the health of land mass and threatening the world’s chances of limiting global warming to safe levels.
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Cutting food waste and eating less meat will reduce climate change by saving millions of square miles of land from being degraded by farming, according to a United Nations report.
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The climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temperatures rise, according to a landmark UN report compiled by some of the world’s top scientists.
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The UK needs to rapidly ramp up sustainable farming practices in order to maintain long-term food security and reduce emissions, government advisors have urged in the wake of the latest United Nations (UN) climate report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has revealed humans have already damaged around a quarter of ice-free land on Earth. However, farming more sustainably and conserving peatlands, grasslands and replanting forests at a local level could repair land and help curb global warming, scientists said.
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In this detailed Q&A, Carbon Brief unpacks what the report says about how climate change affects the land and vice versa, as well as other key topics such as food security, negative emissions and how to tackle the overlapping challenges associated with how humans use the land.
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