Pitfalls of Tree Planting Show Why We Need People-Centered Natural Climate Solutions

Fleischman, F and Basant, S and Chhatre, A and Coleman, E A and Fischer, H W and Gupta, D and Güneralp, B and Kashwan, P and Khatri, D and Muscarella, R and Powers, Jennifer S and Ramprasad, Vijay and Rana, Pushpendra and Solorzano, Claudia Rodriguez and Veldman, Joseph W (2020) Pitfalls of Tree Planting Show Why We Need People-Centered Natural Climate Solutions. BioScience, 70 (11). pp. 947-950. ISSN 0006-3568

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Scientists, corporations, mystics, and movie stars have convinced policymakers around the world that a massive campaign to plant trees should be an essential element of global climate policy. Public dialogue has emphasized potential benefits of tree planting while downplaying pitfalls and limitations that are well established by social and ecological research. We argue that if natural climate solutions are to succeed while economies decarbonize (Griscom et al. 2017), policymakers must recognize and avoid the expense, risk, and damage that poorly designed and hastily implemented tree plantings impose on ecosystems and people.

Affiliation: Indian School of Business
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Chhatre, A
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solutions
Subjects: Business Strategy
Depositing User: Gurusrinivasan K
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 09:48
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 09:48
URI: https://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/1450
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biaa094
Publisher OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/11117
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