Certain parts of the world are warming much more rapidly than others and are more prone to extreme weather events [Denis Balibouse/Reuters]

London, United Kingdom – Better land management and the consumption of healthier diets can help address climate change, says the first comprehensive study on the interactions linking land and climate systems.

Climate Change and Land, published on Thursday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the UN agency responsible for assessing climate change science – looks at the role land use can play in contributing to or mitigating global warming.

However, the agency points out that sustainable land use is only one aspect of a strategy that should aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors in order to meet

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