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‘Every half degree matters, every action matters’: IPCC report tackles role of land use in climate change

By Mike Lapointe      

Environmental expert Ian Bruce hopes the critical role of land use in combatting climate change is 'something that all governments in Canada will take seriously—especially the new federal government.'

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their report on climate change and land on August 8. Environmental experts say we need to dramatically reduce food waste to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as well as increase plant-based foods in our diet. Photograph courtesy of Shawn Harquail, Flickr

Canada has a unique opportunity to play a leadership role in nature-based solutions to climate change, say environmental experts, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report last week on why land use must be considered a vital tool in the battle against climate change.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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