Peat swamp forest, Kalimantan. Natural ecosystems provide essential ecological services including clean air, water and biodiversity, Jan 2005. Wikimedia Commons

By Sunny Verghese

The Jakarta Post-Oct 12

This week’s new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from the world’s preeminent climate scientists makes for harrowing reading. To keep planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will require an unprecedented effort to transform the global economy, fast. Time is not on our side.

The report also clearly demonstrates that to achieve a 1.5-degree world will require renewed action to protect the world’s forests and better manage its soils. As an ambassador of the Food and Land Use Coalition, a global coalition seeking to make decisive progress on the food and land use agenda, I welcome the report’s focus on this often-forgotten set of solutions.

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First published in: The Jakarta Post