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The risks of overstating the climate benefits of ecosystem restoration

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Fig. 1: Difference between converted land according to Strassburg et al.3 based on ESA CCI and according to FAO/HYDE.

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All input datasets are available from the references cited. The data generated for this study are available from the corresponding author upon request.

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Doelman, J.C., Stehfest, E. The risks of overstating the climate benefits of ecosystem restoration. Nature 609, E1–E3 (2022).

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