Managing Forests for Climate Change Mitigation

@article{Canadell2008ManagingFF,
  title={Managing Forests for Climate Change Mitigation},
  author={Josep G. Canadell and Michael R. Raupach},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320},
  pages={1456 - 1457}
}
Forests currently absorb billions of tons of CO2 globally every year, an economic subsidy worth hundreds of billions of dollars if an equivalent sink had to be created in other ways. Concerns about the permanency of forest carbon stocks, difficulties in quantifying stock changes, and the threat of environmental and socioeconomic impacts of large-scale reforestation programs have limited the uptake of forestry activities in climate policies. With political will and the involvement of tropical… 
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