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Kimberly Nicholas

Kimberly Nicholas

Senior Lecturer, Docent, Director of Studies PhD school

Kimberly Nicholas

Co-producing climate policy and negative emissions: trade-offs for sustainable land-use

Author

  • Kate Dooley
  • Peter Christoff
  • Kimberly A. Nicholas

Summary, in English

Under the Paris Agreement, nations have committed to preventing dangerous global warming. Scenarios for achieving net-zero emissions in the second half of this century depend on land (forests and bioenergy) to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Modelled levels of land-based mitigation could reduce the availability of productive agricultural land, and encroach on natural land, with potentially significant social and environmental consequences. However, these issues are poorly recognized in the policy-uptake of modelled outputs. Understanding how science and policy interact to produce expectations about mitigation pathways allows us to consider the trade-offs inherent in relying on land for mitigation.

Department/s

  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
  • BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year

2018

Language

English

Publication/Series

Global Sustainability

Volume

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Topic

  • Climate Research
  • Environmental Sciences

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2059-4798