Although more attention on the roles of trees in climate mitigation is a good thing, history and science caution that the impacts of tree-related interventions depend on a host of social, political, and ecological factors. These factors are raising concerns that some of the new private-sector support for trees could be misdirected to activities that are suboptimal or even counterproductive to stated goals.
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One Earth, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2020, Pages 387-389

Here we ask researchers about the potential role of trees in mitigating and adapting to global change, as well as doing so in a way that does not compromise other Sustainable Development Goals.
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One Earth, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2020, Pages 398-401

It is clear is that much of the world’s kelp forests have declined, creating broad concerns about the ramifications of this destruction both in terms of additional emissions and in terms of loss of valuable services. Kelp forests are important and vulnerable ecosystems that are changing rapidly, but they exist out of sight for many people and are rarely considered in global strategies to combat biodiversity loss and increase carbon sinks.
This Perspective provides the global conservation science community, NGOs, government officials, and rehabilitation practitioners with an overview of the latest scientific advances in the assimilation, coverage, and availability of global datasets of mangrove extent, environments, ecosystem services, and threats and the potential application of these new datasets and maps for future mangrove conservation and rehabilitation efforts.
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Biological Conservation, Volume 245, May 2020, 108580

This article addresses goals 13, 14 and 15 by investigating the extent to which respondents' moral communities align with four worldviews discussed in the environmental ethics literature: anthropocentrism, zoocentrism, biocentrism, and ecocentrism.
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Biological Conservation, Volume 245, May 2020, 108580

This journal article addresses goals 13, 14 and 15 by discussing how refuges and refugia are important to conservation management because of their potential to protect species from difficult-to-manage threats such as changing climate, extreme events (e.g., drought, fire) and biotic threats (e.g., disease, invasive species).
Advancing SDG 15, this article investigates the ostracod assemblages obtained from a sediment core from a paleolake in the Sağlık plain in south-central Anatolia (Turkey).
Climate change and population growth generates a decrease in water availability around the world which can compromise the maintenance of sustainable agriculture. Thus, treated wastewater (TWW) became an alternative to minimize water shortage. However, this may indirectly affect the soil’s microbial properties. In this study different soils irrigated for 0, 1, 8 and 20 years with TWW were sampled and from the east central region of Tunisia. The objective was to investigate its effect on heavy metal accumulation and enzyme activities, contributing to SDGs 2, 15 and 13.
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Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 106, April 2020, Pages 68-76

This journal article addresses goals 11, 12, 13 and 15 by looking at how land-based mitigation options potentially affect biodiversity.
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Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 38, April 2020, Pages 63-71

This journal article addresses goals 11 and 15 by looking at how urban expansion adversely affects habitats for pollinators and global biodiversity.

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