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Title
IPCC special report. Land use, land-use change and forestry. Summary for policymakers.

Corporate Author
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Electronic version available
English

Abstract
The Special Report on Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry was prepared in response to a request from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). At its Eighth Session in Bonn on 2–12 June 1998, SBSTA requested a report examining the scientific and technical state of understanding for carbon sequestration strategies related to land use, land-use change, and forestry activities and relevant Articles of the Kyoto Protocol.

This Special Report discusses the global carbon cycle and how different land use and forestry activities currently affect standing carbon stocks and emissions of greenhouse gases. It also looks forward and examines future carbon uptake and emissions that may result from employing varying definitional scenarios and carbon accounting strategies, linked to the Kyoto Protocol, within the forestry and land-use sectors.

Notes
A special report of IPCC Working Group III.
Full text available online

Copy number
SCI/IPCC/90 B COPY 1

Publisher
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Place of Publication
Geneva (Switzerland)
Publication date
25/01/2000
Call number
SCI/IPCC/90 B

Keywords
afforestation
deforestation
forestry
IPCC
land
LULUCF
reforestation


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