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The Simple, yet Elusive, Key to Fighting the Climate Crisis


Ruth Delzeit comments on the results of a study on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, forestry and other forms of land use.

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(...) “The study is conservative in a way because it doesn’t assume technological advancements in the land use and forestry sector,” says Ruth Delzeit, head of The Environment and Natural Resources research area at Kiel Institute for the world economy, who wasn’t involved in the study. “Things like BECCS and sustainable biomass are excluded.”


“The study just focuses on the natural climate solutions, there is nothing about how these solutions can be achieved economically,” Delzeit said. “These things are not for free.”

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