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Local people partnership can combat climate change

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Jakarta   /   Tue, November 14, 2017   /  08:38 am
Local people partnership can combat climate change Typical thick vegetation in Kalimantan. In Indonesia, the government acknowledges the importance of local and indigenous people and their role in managing forests. (Shutterstock/File)

Keeping forests intact is key to climate change mitigation and sustainable development. This includes sustainably managing existing forests and restoring degraded ones, in which people, especially local communities, need to lead. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as the leading global platform for climate experts, consistently reports that the world’s forests have a central role in global carbon cycles, and effective management strategies are seen as prerequisites for reducing forest-carbon emissions and enhancing carbon sequestration. At the 46th session of the IPCC meeting that took place in Montreal, Canada, on Sept. 6-10, a framework for the Sixth Assessment Report, which prominently features tropical forests, was approved by the experts. The United Nations body emphasized the importance of forests and agricultural land in providing food, animal fee...

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