The Bartlett


Nature-based solutions on land

21 September 2021, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Tree in forest

If implemented well, nature-based solutions on land are good for biodiversity, good for people and good for both climate change adaptation and mitigation.

This event is free.

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Ella Strickland de Souza

Not all land-based options are necessarily nature-based solutions. Most land-based greenhouse gas removal options can deliver benefits to the delivery of ecosystem services and to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), if implemented appropriately. If implemented poorly, many land-based greenhouse gas removal options could harm biodiversity, ecosystem services and impede delivery of the UN SDGs, so appropriate implementation is critical.

But the land can’t do it all! There is not enough land to soak up emissions from other sectors, like transport, energy generation aviation etc. Immediate and aggressive action is needed across all sectors of the economy if we are to meet net zero targets.

Join us for this online webinar with Professor Pete Smith, Professor of Soils & Global Change at the University of Aberdeen. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

About the speaker

Professor Peter Smith
Chair in Plant & Soil Science, University of Aberdeen

Prof Peter Smith joined the University of Aberdeen as a Senior Lecturer in 2001. He became a Reader in 2003, and Professor of Soils & Global Change in 2005. His main areas of expertise are in modelling greenhouse gas / carbon mitigation, bioenergy, biological carbon sequestration, global food systems modelling and greenhouse gas removal technologies.

He is co-leader with Prof Jo Smith of the Environmental Modelling Group. He is also Science Director of Scotland's Climate Change Centre of Expertise (www.climatexchange.org.uk), and was Director of Food Systems of the Scottish Food Security Alliance-Crops (www.sfsa-crops.org), and Theme Leader of the University-wide theme, Environment and Food Security (www.abdn.ac.uk/environment-food-security/), until 2015. He is editor for Global Change Biology and Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

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