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Forest climate: Why atmospheric water matters

  • Meine van Noordwijk


Jakarta   /   Wed, July 11, 2018   /  01:59 pm
Forest climate: Why atmospheric water matters Outlined by nature: Batang Serangan River naturally delineates Mount Leuser National Park. (JP/Arif Suryobuwono)

At the 2018 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development on July 10, a report was released during a session titled “Forests and Water on a Changing Planet: Scientific Insights for Building Sustainable and Resilient Societies”, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations and cohosted by the International Union of Forestry Research organizations (IUFRO). 

The report, Forest and water on a changing planet: Vulnerability, adaptation and governance opportunities, reviewed 1,000 recent publications and involved 50 authors working in 20 countries, including Indonesia. 

Among its conclusions is a major game-changer for policy: Re-anchor the forest-climate discussion in water, rather than carbon.

Meeting the water sustainable development goal (SDG) requires dealing with climate change...

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