Benefit: Carbon stocks and sequestration

Carbon is stored in vegetation, soils and water bodies. In atmosphere excess amount of carbon in form of carbon dioxide would accelerate climatic change.

The carbon storing ecosystems sequester estimatedly 36 million tons of carbon per yer. In 2008, the carbon emissions were ca. 70 million tons and in 2012 ca. 61 million tons. Therefore, the net release would be ca. 30 million tons of carbon per year. The numbers vary as changes occur in forest growth, economic growth and other changes in society. 

Worldwide carbon dioxide emissions were ca. 31 billion tons in 2012.

Discuss this topic

Start the discussion »

Add comment

If you have trouble reading the code, click on the code itself to generate a new random code.

Your message will be sent for moderation. New comments are usually published on the next workday.

Hide comments