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CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

Land sector impacts of early climate action

Integrated assessment models are widely used to assess climate change mitigation strategies. Comparing scenarios from several integrated assessment models, a study now highlights the benefits and trade-offs of near-term mitigation to reduce mitigation challenges in the longer term.

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Berndes, G., Cowie, A. Land sector impacts of early climate action. Nat Sustain (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00777-5

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