At its 43rd Session (Nairobi, Kenya, 11 - 13 April 2016), the IPCC decided to prepare a special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
 
At its 45th Session (Guadalajara, Mexico, 28 - 31 March 2017), the Panel approved the outline of Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
 
The Special Report was developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II, III and the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, with operational support from the Working Group III TSU.
 
The Special Report was considered by the Panel on 2 - 6 August 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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All Chapters

  • Chapter 1: Framing and Context
  • Chapter 2: Land–Climate interactions
  • Chapter 3: Desertification
  • Chapter 4: Land Degradation
  • Chapter 5: Food Security
  • Chapter 5: Supplementary materials
  • Chapter 6: Interlinkages between desertification, land degradation, food security and GHG fluxes: synergies, trade-offsand integrated response options
  • Chapter 7: Risk management and decision making in relation to sustainable development
  • Chapter 7: Supplementary materials
  • Glossary

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