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Giraffe on the grasslands of Masai Mara, Kenya
W.L. Davies (iStock)

Giraffe on the grasslands of Masai Mara, Kenya.

Grassland Protection

Reduce SourcesFood, Agriculture, and Land UseProtect Ecosystems
Support SinksLand SinksProtect and Restore Ecosystems
3.35–4.25
Gigatons
CO2 Equivalent
Reduced / Sequestered
(2020–2050)
Grasslands hold large stocks of carbon, largely underground. Protecting them shields their carbon stores and avoids emissions from conversion to agricultural land or development.

Solution Summary

This is a new solution - a summary is forthcoming.

Impact:

Protection of non-degraded 369.3-403.2million hectares of intact grasslands from 159 million hectares could avoid carbon dioxide emissions totaling 3.4-4.3gigatons by 2050, securing an estimated protected stock of 34-37 gigatons of carbon, roughly equivalent to over 124-136 gigatons of carbon dioxide if released into the atmosphere. Financials are not projected, as they are not incurred at the landholder level.