The Greenpeace Climate Vision
Background Note No. 7 - Carbon sequestration in forests and farm soils

Publication - May 27, 2009
Background documentation supporting the Greenpeace Climate Vision.

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Executive summary: Additionally and on top of all measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we can also take carbon out of the atmosphere by increasing the carbon sequestration capacities of agricultural and forest lands (i.e. terrestrial sequestration. There is a huge potential for terrestrial sequestration, but that potential should only be used under certain ecological conditions that take into account both biodiversity as well as social concerns.

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