Deforestation, soil artificialisation… all you need to know about Climate, Land Use & Covid

In its 2020 Global Synthesis Report on climate action by sector, Climate Chance focused on land use, providing a comprehensive overview of the major climate trends and strategies in this sector in 2020. An indispensable synthesis for understanding where climate plans will be directing in 2021.

The Land Use section of Climate Chance’s Global Sector-based Report presents the main lessons of the year 2020 in this emissions sector, which is also affected by the current global pandemic:

Has Covid accelerated or hampered climate strategies?

The major lessons of the year 2020: What you need to know

The Climate Chance Observatory shows that the zero-deforestation commitments for 2020 were not achieved. However, community management of forests have proved effective in reducing soil degradation and deforestation.

What our climate experts have to say

Climate Chance organised a series of Talks in the first week of December to highlight the main lessons of its Sector-based Report.

In Climate Chance Talk #3 on the land use sector, our speakers shared their observations and some key points.

Marie-Ange Kalenga also spoke about the impacts of the Covid crisis on forests, especially in Central Africa, and she highlighted on the importance of participatory, community approaches to forestry. While nature-based approaches and conservation spaces are important, they must be inclusive, and not a monopolisation of forests.

Florence Palla, insisted on the alignment of programmes relating to climate, biodiversity and desertification.

Find the full presentations of our experts in our summary report!

Missed Debate #3? It is replayed on our youtube channel.

Consult here the Land Use section of the Sector-based Report.