Grounding nature-based climate solutions in sound biodiversity science

The current narrow focus on afforestation in climate policy runs the risk of compromising long-term carbon storage, human adaptation and efforts to preserve biodiversity. An emphasis on diverse, intact natural ecosystems — as opposed to fast-growing tree plantations — will help nations to deliver Paris Agreement goals and much more.

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Seddon, N., Turner, B., Berry, P. et al. Grounding nature-based climate solutions in sound biodiversity science. Nature Clim Change 9, 84–87 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0405-0

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