CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

CHALLENGE 2

A climate in crisis

A climate
in crisis

Despite clear scientific consensus and a growing youth-led movement, the effects of global heating on ecosystems and human health continue to rise. Since land is both a source and a sink of greenhouse gases, nature-based solutions have the potential to contribute over one-third of the total climate change mitigation needed by 2030.

CIFOR-ICRAF is providing evidence and analysis of how nature-based solutions – such as sustainable forest and wetland management, agroforestry and landscape restoration – can help mitigate climate change and help local people adapt to its effects, while working to help countries meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement.

A climate in crisis: Fast facts

The world is heading towards a global temperature rise of at least 3°C
by the end of the century
23% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are from forestry, agriculture and other land uses
Peatlands are the largest natural carbon store, holding over 550
billion metric tons of carbon

 

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