Comprehensive Land-Use Planning: A Rights-Based Approach [Discussion paper for addressing the land sector under the ADP] (June 2014)

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There is an urgent need for comprehensive land-use planning planning in order to effectively address emissions from in order to effectively address emissions from the land-use sector. Whether emissions from forests and agriculture are reported together or separately, there is interplay between land-use changes, such as agricultural expansion driving deforestation. Therefore, a global climate agreement must support and strengthen sustainable and low-emission land-use decisions, and good governance at all levels of land use management. A comprehensive land-use planning approach under the ADP could enhance ambitious mitigation across all sectors, while protecting ecosystem health and rights to land, livelihoods and food-security.

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