Land-related greenhouse gas emissions – from agriculture, forestry and other land use – account for almost one-quarter of global emission. At the same time, land is a major natural sink of carbon, offering enormous capacity for carbon storage. To achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement we need to reduce emissions in land sectors and store carbon in land.
This will also increase the adaptation capacity of both ecosystems and societies that depend on land. Higher organic matter in land means increased biodiversity, better preservation of water and soil, higher vegetation productivity and better income for farmers.
This Open Dialogue session, organized by the CSO Panel, aims to identify the synergies between adaptation and mitigation that could be unlocked through sustainable land management. It will showcase CSO projects, from around the world, that results in tangible adaptation and mitigation benefits. The dialogue will also offer an open platform to discuss policy initiatives in relation to land and climate change.
We will organise a panel including members of the CSO Panel, other CSO representatives, delegates from member states, and experts on September,9 between 10am and 1pm.