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Carbon Sinks in the Kyoto Protocol: Potential Relevance for US Forests

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Abstract:

The international agreement known as the Kyoto Protocol seeks to reduce the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases to mitigate the threat of global climate change. It contains provisions for including carbon stock changes from forests and land-use change to meet nations' greenhouse gas commitments, but the terms under which forest-related carbon stock changes are included are open to interpretation. Critical questions include how much of the carbon currently being sequestered by US forests might qualify, and what forest management activities will be included.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Research Triangle Institute, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Program, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709-2194, bcm@rti.org 2: Forest Inventory and GIS, Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg 3: Global Change Research, USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 4: The Sampson Group, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia

Publication date: 2000-09-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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