Eating plants and planting forests for the climate

Christopher Wolf, William J Ripple, Matthew G Betts, Taal Levi, Carlos A Peres

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3995
Number of pages1
JournalGlobal Change Biology
Issue number12
Early online date15 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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