More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late. Speaking at the launch of a Special Report on Climate Change and Land by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Geneva, experts highlighted how the rise in global temperatures, linked to increasing pressures on fertile soil, risked jeopardizing food security for the planet. Keeping global warming to well below 2ºC can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food,
Land is where we live.
Land is under growing human pressure.
Land is a part of the solution.
But land can’t do it all.
UN News. August 8, 2019.