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Grounding nature-based climate solutions in sound biodiversity science

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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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  1. Nature-based Solutions Initiative, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    • Nathalie Seddon
    • , Beth Turner
    •  & Alexandre Chausson
  2. Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    • Pam Berry
    •  & Cécile A. J. Girardin

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