The Root of the Matter

Aug 26, 2008

By Ben Caldecott, Tara Singh, Thomas Sweetman, Dominick Spracklen, Gil Yaron & Renton Righelato

In tackling climate change, policy makers often overlook the role of the natural world in regulating greenhouse gases in the atmosphere: specifically, the unique role that forests and peatlands have to play in the battle against rising emissions. Changing approach would significantly reduce the cost of tackling climate change and deliver a variety of other benefits.

Author

Tara Singh

Tara Singh
Head of Environment & Energy, 2007-2008 Read Full Bio

Ben Caldecott

Ben Caldecott
Head of Environment & Energy Unit, 2008-2009 Read Full Bio

Thomas Sweetman

Thomas Sweetman
Environment & Energy Research Fellow, 2008 Read Full Bio

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