Reforming how we use land.


We and politicians need to face up to it.

It matters how we use land. Unless we start thinking and acting on that we are unlikely to meet the target of restraining global warming. Politicians need to be acting on this.



How we use land globally depends on our consumption. It depends on our lifestyles: what we eat, where and how it is produced. If politicians don't tell us that and start planning for it, then they are deceiving us, and not facing up to the climate catastrophe we face.
  
Agriculture, forestry and other types of land use account for 23% of human greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, natural land processes absorb carbon dioxide equivalent to almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry. This is why getting the balance of land use right is so important.


So, when we come to a general election, let's not be all-consumed by Brexit. Let's see if any of our 
leaders are willing to take the undoubtedly unpopular measures necessary to rescue the planet.



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