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By N.H. Ravindranath

Carbon stock requiring estimation of carbon dioxide emissions and removals in land-use different types for nationwide greenhouse fuel stock and adjustments in shares of carbon in tasks geared toward weather swap mitigation has develop into more and more very important in worldwide efforts to deal with weather swap. as a result, there's a want for a guide that gives guidance and techniques required for carbon stock. Carbon stock tools guide offers designated step by step info on sampling strategies, box and laboratory measurements, software of distant sensing and GIS recommendations, modeling, and calculation tactics in addition to resources of knowledge for carbon stock. the original characteristic of this guide is that it presents useful advice on carbon stock equipment for 4 varieties of tasks, particularly, 1) improvement, implementation and tracking of carbon mitigation in wooded area, agriculture and grassland sectors, 2) nationwide greenhouse fuel stock in agriculture, wooded area, and different land-use different types, three) woodland, grassland and agroforestry improvement and four) advertisement and group forestry roundwood creation. Carbon stock equipment instruction manual is a necessary resource of connection with universities and study associations facing weather swap, consultancy and non-governmental agencies fascinated by constructing and tracking land-based mitigation initiatives, donor organisations investment carbon mitigation initiatives, nationwide greenhouse fuel stock organisations, United countries firms and mechanisms equivalent to fresh improvement Mechanism and worldwide setting Facility, roundwood creation and land reclamation venture builders and bosses, and woodland departments.

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Under the Convention, carbon inventory is also required for estimating the national and global carbon mitigation potential of landuse sectors and the mitigation achieved under land-based programmes or projects. g. 3) for addressing climate change as well as for non-climate change-related programmes including the following: ● ● ● ● National greenhouse gas inventory programme Carbon mitigation programmes and projects Roundwood production programmes and projects Land reclamation programmes such as agroforestry, zero tillage, shelterbelt and watershed Carbon inventory, in all land-use categories and under all programmes and projects, involves estimation of changes in carbon stocks in biomass and in soil and of CO2 emissions and removals, and this book provides detailed methods and guidelines for doing so.

Globalcarbonproject. 31 Future trends in carbon emissions and removals by forests are difficult to predict. Available evidence indicates that for several decades: (i) deforestation in the tropics will continue to be a major source of carbon emissions (Canadell et al. 2004); (ii) carbon sink in countries with economies in transition may decrease as forests mature and may become a source if the growing economies cause increased logging; (iii) carbon stocks in forests of many developed countries will continue to grow, unless they choose to rely more on their forests to meet the demand for timber and land; and (iv) aggressive reforestation programmes in previously deforested countries can produce new carbon sinks (IPCC 2007c).

24 3 Categories of Activities, Programmes and Projects Firstly, the forest sector mitigation opportunities can be broadly categorized into three groups (Brown et al. 2 Mitigation activities according to land-use categories and their features Broad mitigation Examples of mitigation Land-use category activity activities or projects Items in carbon inventory - Estimation of increase Forest land Afforestation -Community woodlots in carbon stocks in - Commercial plantations biomass and in soil - Fruit orchards - Production of fuelwood, timber, etc.

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