Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5 °C world

Stephanie Roe*, Charlotte Streck, Michael Obersteiner, Stefan Frank, Bronson Griscom, Laurent Drouet, Oliver Fricko, Mykola Gusti, Nancy Harris, Tomoko Hasegawa, Zeke Hausfather, Petr Havlík, Jo House, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Alexander Popp, María José Sanz Sánchez, Jonathan Sanderman, Pete Smith, Elke Stehfest, Deborah Lawrence

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Abstract

The Paris Agreement introduced an ambitious goal of limiting warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. Here we combine a review of modelled pathways and literature on mitigation strategies, and develop a land-sector roadmap of priority measures and regions that can help to achieve the 1.5 °C temperature goal. Transforming the land sector and deploying measures in agriculture, forestry, wetlands and bioenergy could feasibly and sustainably contribute about 30%, or 15 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (GtCO2e) per year, of the global mitigation needed in 2050 to deliver on the 1.5 °C target, but it will require substantially more effort than the 2 °C target. Risks and barriers must be addressed and incentives will be necessary to scale up mitigation while maximizing sustainable development, food security and environmental co-benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-828
JournalNature Climate Change
Volume9
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Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2019

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Roe, S., Streck, C., Obersteiner, M., Frank, S., Griscom, B., Drouet, L., ... Lawrence, D. (2019). Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5 °C world. Nature Climate Change, 9, 817-828. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0591-9
Roe, Stephanie ; Streck, Charlotte ; Obersteiner, Michael ; Frank, Stefan ; Griscom, Bronson ; Drouet, Laurent ; Fricko, Oliver ; Gusti, Mykola ; Harris, Nancy ; Hasegawa, Tomoko ; Hausfather, Zeke ; Havlík, Petr ; House, Jo ; Nabuurs, Gert-Jan ; Popp, Alexander ; Sánchez, María José Sanz ; Sanderman, Jonathan ; Smith, Pete ; Stehfest, Elke ; Lawrence, Deborah. / Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5 °C world. In: Nature Climate Change. 2019 ; Vol. 9. pp. 817-828.
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Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5 °C world. / Roe, Stephanie; Streck, Charlotte; Obersteiner, Michael; Frank, Stefan; Griscom, Bronson; Drouet, Laurent; Fricko, Oliver; Gusti, Mykola; Harris, Nancy; Hasegawa, Tomoko; Hausfather, Zeke; Havlík, Petr; House, Jo; Nabuurs, Gert-Jan; Popp, Alexander; Sánchez, María José Sanz; Sanderman, Jonathan; Smith, Pete; Stehfest, Elke; Lawrence, Deborah.

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Roe S, Streck C, Obersteiner M, Frank S, Griscom B, Drouet L et al. Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5 °C world. Nature Climate Change. 2019 Oct 21;9:817-828. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0591-9