Land Use Sustainability from the Viewpoint of Carbon Emission
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 10423
Interests: LUCC; regional sustainability; low-carbon emissions
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Interests: sustainable transformation pathways; inventory of carbon neutral technologies; climate change policy
Land-based sectors play significant roles in carbon emissions and removals, including agriculture, forestry, other land uses, as well as land use and cover change (LUCC). More than 20% of carbon emissions globally are from land-based sectors. It is increasingly crucial to identify and model the relationship between land use sustainability and climate change, especially toward achieving the carbon emissions neutrality target or net-zero emissions goal. Based on the most recent Sixth Assessment Report released by Working Group Ⅲ of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the measures of land-use-relevant carbon emissions mitigation represent some of the most important options currently available. Land use sustainability ensures managed ecosystems and offers significant mitigation opportunities while delivering food, wood and other renewable resources as well as biodiversity conservation. Land-based sectors can both deliver carbon dioxide removal and substitute for fossil fuels, thereby enabling emissions reductions in other sectors.
Although the topic has been drawing increasing attention, especially in terms of carbon emissions, the linkages between land use sustainability and carbon emissions are not well identified. For example, exactly what proportion of carbon emissions are from land use? What are the proportions of carbon emissions from natural land-use change processes, human land-use activities or relevant energy consumption? What strategies can be used to mitigate the carbon emissions from land-based sectors, including agriculture and forestry? What measures should be taken when cooperating with other sectors in order to achieve carbon emissions neutrality? We are assembling this Special Issue to better answer these questions, and aim to analyse land use sustainability from the viewpoint of carbon emissions.
Original article and review article related to land use sustainability in the viewpoints of carbon emissions are welcomed.
Dr. Xue-Chao Wang
Dr. Weize Song
Dr. Yingjie Li
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- land use
- carbon emissions
- carbon emissions neutrality
- carbon source
- carbon sink
- climate change