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In 20 years of studying how ecosystems absorb carbon, here’s why we’re worried about a tipping point of collapse

As climate change pressures intensify, ecosystems may lose their ability to bounce back from disasters.
Carbon markets can protect forests but increasing the economic value of these lands can also create incentives for land-grabbing. (Boudewijn Huysmans/Unsplash)

Carbon markets could protect nature and the planet, but only if the rights of those who live there are recognized too

Many see carbon markets as key to channelling billions of dollars into reducing carbon emissions and protecting forests, but they also put the well-being of communities at risk.
Sandstorm approaching Merzouga Settlement in Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco. Pavliha/Getty Images

Six areas where action must focus to rescue this planet

Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.

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