Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems

International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

This special report from the IPCC highlights the impact of land use and agricultural practices on climate change. The authors call for integrated policy change and action across the food system - from production to consumption. They argue this could help support shifts in dietary patterns, reduction of food loss and waste, responsible land use management and improved food security. To make the necessary changes this report calls for will require strong policy frameworks, legislation and accountability mechanisms that enable businesses to produce, process and sell our food in a more responsible, sustainable way. 

In addition to the Special report on climate change and land, the IPCC has prepared a number of resources to help distill key messages from the report:  


This resource presents evidence or data but has not been peer reviewed