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Devaraju Narayanappa

Postdoctoral research fellow, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin (UVSQ-CEA-CNRS)

Expertise: Deforestation, Biophysical impacts, Hadley circulation, Climate change

Guardian story conveys statement by scientists stressing role of deforestation in climate change

“The article correctly links estimates of current carbon dioxide emissions from land use and land cover change with fairly conservative estimates for potential carbon sequestration embedded in “natural climate solutions” as part of the climate mitigation strategy to avoid 1.5°C warming.
Land-use and land-cover change is responsible for roughly 10-15% of total global carbon dioxide emissions. Forest management, reforestation, and afforestation where appropriate, is part of the climate mitigation portfolio assessed by Integrated Assessment Models used in the IPCC process.”