‘Great opportunities’ in agriculture, forestry to mitigate climate change: IPCC Chairman

Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra K. Pachauri, gestures as he delivers a keynote speech during the Forests Asia Summit 2014 at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: CIFOR

Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra K. Pachauri, gestures as he delivers a keynote speech during the Forests Asia Summit 2014 at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: CIFOR

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The agriculture and forestry sectors play a crucial role in climate change mitigation, the world’s top climate change expert said Tuesday, calling for action ahead of the next round of negotiations on a new agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

“The path we have to follow is very clear if the world wants to limit the temperature increase to two degrees Celsius,” said Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), speaking on the last day of the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta. “And that, in a sense, should be seen as an opportunity rather than something that will add a burden to different societies across the globe.”

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Editor’s Note: Check in at forestsasia.org to see news updates from the Forests Asia Summit. Videos of all presentations and speeches at the Summit will be posted here.

One Response to "‘Great opportunities’ in agriculture, forestry to mitigate climate change: IPCC Chairman"

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