Avoiding emissions versus creating sinks-Effectiveness and attractiveness to climate finance

Mathew Williams, Dave Reay, Pete Smith* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

The perception of greater impact via new sinks, as opposed to through avoided emissions, has already led some large investors to focus on sink-related projects. This is a flawed perception when applied universally and carries a risk that effective routes to mitigation through avoiding emissions are side-lined. In reality, both emissions avoidance and emissions removal are needed, and both can be a cost-effective means of delivering mitigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2046-2049
Number of pages3
JournalGlobal Change Biology
Volume29
Issue number8
Early online date26 Jan 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

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Keywords

  • avoided emissions
  • carbon sinks
  • climate change mitigation
  • nature based solutions
  • natural climate solutions

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