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We have chosen CO2 as the primary measure for nearly everything related to the climate crisis from pollution to solution. What do we gain? Better communication and easier reporting of success and failure. What do we lose? An opportunity to utilize a holistic approach to tackle a complex issue, often resulting in crucial topics such as biodiversity being left behind.
Take for example, a potential REDD+ project that prioritizes fast-growing tree species for carbon sequestration while potentially sacrificing biodiversity, landscape heterogeneity, ecosystem services, etc. Is carbon and the climate emergency stealing attention from other pressing issues which, when considered more holistically, could also make significant contributions to adaptation and mitigation? Let’s discuss these key questions in this GLF Digital Summit “To carbon or not to carbon.” What other approaches are there to this carbon-centred dilemma?