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Luca Eufemia

Luca’s PhD dissertation was titled “A framework for community-based governance in grasslands and savannahs of South America” at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Humboldt-University of Berlin. Besides, he works in the research groups of the Biotic Interactions between Forest and Agricultural Land and for the Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries (SusLAND) at the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF).

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In 2020, lockdowns around the world have reduced energy use and carbon emissions on an unprecedented scale. However, the current COVID-19 outbreak may be a double-edged sword in the fight against climate change.  Individual countries are imminently due to report their carbon reductions, as outlined in the United Nations-brokered Paris Agreement. Although pre-Coronavirus crisis global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are expected have grown by 1.9%, recent CO₂ calculations in Europe are predicting a surprising scenario: countries may actually hit their stated reduction goals. For instance, the German climate target for 2020, which until February was considered unattainable, should now be met. Due to this year’s mild winter, and, above all, the Coronavirus crisis, the target of 40% CO₂ savings—unlike climate change targets …