Estimates of ecosystem carbon mitigation improved towards the goal of the Paris agreement

Terra Daily


Chiba, Japan (SPX) Dec 13, 2019

Approximately 30 percent of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere by human activities, mainly the use of fossil fuels and deforestation, is taken up by terrestrial ecosystems such as forests and grasslands. The recent reports from the IPCC concluded that new land-use options to enhance this terrestrial carbon sink are needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate. "Yet, it is importan

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