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Climate Solutions for Land Sinks Sector


A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Land Sinks Sector. It lists different solutions by the land sinks sector towards addressing the climate crisis such as:

  1. Address waste and diets by consuming plant rich diets and reducing food waste
  2. Protect and restore ecosystems like grasslands, peatlands and forests
  3. Shift to practices like agroforestry and pasture cropping to enhance carbon sequestration
  4. Reuse degraded land to revive its productivity and increase biomass

This reading includes specific solutions from each sub-sector within the coastal and ocean sinks sector. These solutions are based on adaptation scenarios, financial models, and are integrated with other solutions. They also include discussions related to each sub-sector.

Climate solutions for the coastal and ocean sinks sector included in the reading are:

  1. Abandoned Farmland Restoration
  2. Bamboo Production
  3. Conservation Agriculture
  4. Forest Protection
  5. Grassland Protection
  6. Improved Rice Production
  7. Indigenous Peoples’ Forest Tenure
  8. Managed Grazing
  9. Multistrata Agroforestry
  10. Peatland Protection and Rewetting
  11. Perennial Biomass Production
  12. Perennial Staple Crops
  13. Plant-Rich Diets
  14. Reduced Food Waste
  15. Regenerative Annual Cropping
  16. Silvopasture
  17. Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders
  18. System of Rice Intensification
  19. Temperate Forest Restoration
  20. Tree Intercropping
  21. Tree Plantations
  22. Tropical Forest Restoration

Students will learn about climate solutions from the coastal and ocean sinks sector and sub-sectors.

Use this tool to help your students find
answers to:

  1. Explain the importance of adopting plant rich diets and food waste management?
  2. Discuss in brief the practices and techniques involved in sustainable agriculture.
  3. What are the benefits of reusing abandoned degraded land?
  4. What is the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ land management?
About Tool
Tool Name Project Drawdown: Land Sinks Sector
Discipline Environmental Sciences, Economics, Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Conservation, Lithosphere, Climate Change and Food, Food Security
Climate Topic Climate Solutions, Climate and Agriculture, Climate and Food Security, Climate and Biosphere, Climate and Health, Climate Mitigation and Adaptation 
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Project Drawdown
Hosted at Project Drawdown Website
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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