IPCC Sonderbericht

The air temperature above land surfaces has risen nearly twice as much since the industrial revolution than the global mean (including land and ocean). Changes in the surface conditions through land-use or climate change can affect the climate on both the regional and global scale. Under all emission scenarios, an increase in the impacts on, among other things, land ecosystems, biodiversity, food security, and human and environmental health is expected. The IPCC has recently released their Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). In this report, they summarize the latest knowledge on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and

The air temperature above land surfaces has risen nearly twice as much since the industrial revolution than the global mean (including land and ocean). Changes in the surface conditions through land-use or climate change can affect the climate on both the regional and global scale. Under all emission scenarios, an increase in the impacts on, among other things, land ecosystems, biodiversity, food security, and human and environmental health is expected. The IPCC has recently released their Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). In this report, they summarize the latest knowledge on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. They report on potential options for adaptation and mitigation of climate change and discuss them in light of the most recent research. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) notes that ICOS is an important building block for ecosystem research, and summarizes further information on the SRCCL on its website (in German):