Global carbon stocks and potential emissions due to mangrove deforestation from 2000 to 2012

  title={Global carbon stocks and potential emissions due to mangrove deforestation from 2000 to 2012},
  author={Stuart E. Hamilton and Daniel A. Friess},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
Mangrove forests store high densities of organic carbon, which, when coupled with high rates of deforestation, means that mangroves have the potential to contribute substantially to carbon emissions. Consequently, mangroves are strong candidates for inclusion in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and payments for ecosystem services (PES) programmes that financially incentivize the conservation of forested carbon… 
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