There is no shortcut to a carbon neutral society; solutions are urgently required from both energy & industrial sectors and global ecosystems. While the former is often held accountable and emphasized in terms of its emissions reduction capab- ility, the latter (recently termed natural climate solutions) should also be assessed for potential and limitations by the sci- entific community, the public, and policy makers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889–895
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Atmospheric Sciences
Early online date24 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021

Bibliographical note

Acknowledgements. This work was jointly supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (2016YFA0602701), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41975113), the Guangdong Province Key Laboratory for Climate Change and Natural Dis- aster Studies (2020B1212060025) and the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology (2019ZT08G090). We appreci- ate the support from the China Association for Science and Technology Working Group for UN Environment Consultation.


  • carbon sequestration
  • ecosystem
  • emissions
  • energy
  • greenhouse gas
  • mitigation


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