FLUXES, The European Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, Volume 2: "Nature-based solutions for net zero"

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FLUXES, the European Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, is a publication by ICOS, the Integrated Carbon Observation System, which aims at highlighting climate issues to an audience of policymakers, policy advisors, and climate journalists. 

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European greenhouse gas scientists warn against trusting too much on the ability of nature’s carbon sinks to save us from climate change. This is the message in the Volume 2 of the  European Greenhouse gas bulletin ‘FLUXES’, published today by ICOS, the Integrated Carbon Observation System.

“The carbon sinks both on land and ocean ecosystems are vulnerable and have suffered over the years and continue to suffer from human actions. Climate change further decreases the ability of the sinks to take up and store carbon. Moreover, the carbon uptake of an ecosystem varies greatly from one year to another.  Reducing fossil fuel use to zero in the next few years is the only option,” says Werner Kutsch, Director General of ICOS, Integrated Carbon Observation System


You can also download the first volume (2022 edition) of FLUXES, focusing on regional and year-over-year changes in carbon sinks in Europe here.