Special report on land use, land use change and forestry: summary for policymakers [climate change]

Special report on land use, land use change and forestry: summary for policymakers [climate change]

How do different land use and forestry activities affect standing carbon stocks and emissions of greenhouse gases?

Reviews the current understanding of the relationship between land use (especially forestry), carbon dioxide emissions and the Kyoto Protocol agreements

Topics cover:

  • how the global carbon cycle operates, and how this relates to forestry activities
  • accounting rules
  • comparison of the usefulness of models and ground-based assessments of changes in carbon stocks
  • short term prospects for policy implementation
  • implications for sustainable development

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