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Efficacy of nature based solutions challenged with rising temperatures

by Futures Centre, Aug 29
1 minute read

Nature-based solutions are expected to serve as significant tools for emissions reductions, however their potential can only be fully realised when they happen in tandem with efforts to reduce emissions originating from fossil fuels they will be able to achieve that potential.

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So what?

Nature-based solutions may not be able to survive increased temperatures. For example, a forest of mangroves along the coastline in northern Australia died due to extreme heat, rainfall shortages, and low sea levels in the summer of 2015-16. The 1,000km stretch of mangrove forest has been emitting methane at rates eight times higher than live trees.



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