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Rich countries ‘set bar low’ on cutting land use emissions

Union of Concerned Scientists report claims developing nations offer model approach to reducing emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors

A factory emits air pollution
The Union of Concerned Scientists claims that poorer nations are leading the way with their climate targets • Photograph: Onnola

Some of the world’s poorest nations are providing the strongest and most detailed commitments to cutting emissions from land use, a new report claims, while richer countries are lagging behind with vague or even non-existent proposals.

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