"Natural climate solutions, also including protection of carbon-storing peatlands and better management of soils and grasslands, could account for 37% of all actions needed by 2030 under the 195-nation Paris plan, it said.
Combined, the suggested 'regreening of the planet' would be equivalent to halting all burning of oil worldwide, it said.
'Better stewardship of the land could have a bigger role in fighting
climate change than previously thought,' the international team of
scientists said of findings published in the US journal Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences.
The estimates for
nature’s potential, led by planting forests, were up to 30% higher than
those envisaged by a UN panel of climate scientists in a 2014 report, it