Rethinking standards of permanence for terrestrial and coastal carbon: implications for governance and sustainability

  title={Rethinking standards of permanence for terrestrial and coastal carbon: implications for governance and sustainability},
  author={Tatyana Ruseva and Jim Hedrick and Gregg Marland and Henning Tovar and Carina Sabou and Elia Besombes},
  journal={Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability},
Governance is essential to the structure of incentives and the accounting necessary for large-scale deployment of methods for carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere, particularly in light of the urgency to upscale carbon removal to stay below the 2°C global climate change target. A key governance challenge is operationalizing standards for the permanence of carbon sequestered in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems. There are multiple risks of reversal of carbon storage in these ecosystems… 
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