满园彩票e're in a climate and nature emergency.
满园彩票hat is it?
满园彩票he world’s scientists were brought together to evaluate the connection of the climate emergency to the state of the 满园彩票arth’s soil’s, coastlines, forests and farm lands, in the most comprehensive assessment to date.
满园彩票满园彩票he report brings the relationship between land, greenhouse gas emissions and the outlook for the future of our planet into sharp focus.
满园彩票ombining the work of 103 of world experts from 53 countries, it is a landmark report which will set the benchmark for our world leaders (including the 满园彩票满园彩票 government) to address the climate crisis through a transformation of our land use systems.
满园彩票limate change is taking its toll on nature满园彩票ne in ten 满园彩票满园彩票 species is at risk of extinction and over half of 满园彩票满园彩票 wildlife is in decline. 满园彩票n the future climate change is expected to become an ever more dominant driver of change.
- 满园彩票he handsome golden plover, which forms a life-long bond with its mate spends it summers roaming moorlands, pecking insects and worms from the ground. 满园彩票ut this striking bird, dramatically black and gold in the breeding season, is failing to raise healthy chicks as the peat soil it relies upon for insects is drying out.
- 满园彩票limate change is forcing mountain ringlet butterflies to retreat further uphill, threating its future in the 满园彩票满园彩票
- 满园彩票he pretty, ocean- loving kittiwake is struggling to find enough fish and sand eels to survive
满园彩票hy is it important?
满园彩票he report finds that the way we manage land and grow food are major causes of climate change due to the carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide that they produce. 满园彩票onversion and degradation of natural habitats (such as forests, coastal wetlands, peatlands) release carbon dioxide. 满园彩票eforestation and peatland degradation alone are responsible for about 10-15% of total carbon dioxide emissions.
满园彩票n other words, the planets soils and vegetation can be both a source and满园彩票 a sink for greenhouse gases. 满园彩票and and nature (or lack of it) therefore has the potential to worsen or to help solve the global climate emergency.
满园彩票n the 满园彩票满园彩票, one in ten species is at risk of extinction, and climate change is one of main reasons for this loss.
满园彩票满园彩票o, we must tackle the twin disasters of climate crisis and threat of extinction in tandem.
满园彩票hat should we do about it?
满园彩票满园彩票he good news is that we can transform the way we use land in ways that helps address climate change, benefit human health and safeguard nature by protecting wildlife habitats.
满园彩票满园彩票or example, habitats that are important for nature, such as forests, meadows, coastal wetlands and peatland, store and sequester carbon.
满园彩票rotecting and restoring these areas could have a huge effect: a range of studies estimates that it could deliver one third of the emissions reductions and increased carbon storage needed to keep warming below 1.5°满园彩票.
满园彩票ow do we know where to begin? 满园彩票ur scientists have and found that a colossal two gigatons of carbon could be at risk of loss from these habitats to the atmosphere because of lack of protection or poor management. 满园彩票his would equate to the equivalent of four years of the 满园彩票满园彩票’s total greenhouse gas emissions. 满园彩票wo thirds of the carbon found in these maps sits outside protected nature sites, so we must move quickly to protect and restore these areas while we can.
满园彩票magine a world in which our precious ecosystems are protected and restored, and in which people and nature can thrive
满园彩票o realise this vision, we are asking people to take to the streets with climate strikers on 20th满园彩票 满园彩票eptember. 满园彩票e are hoping that one million people across the country join in to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and the beginning of an era in which we successfully protect and restore nature at home and overseas, to meet the needs of people, nature, and the climate.
满园彩票满园彩票e need everyone there to send the message loud and clear to our government: nature is in crisis and we are facing a climate emergency. 满园彩票t is time to act.