31 Jul '18, 7am

Tracking the shift of tropical forests from carbon sink to source

Tracking the shift of tropical forests from carbon sink to source

Already, Mitchard said, a lot of tropical countries have been working on bolstering their monitoring efforts as part of a strategy for “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.” REDD+, as it’s known, involves payments to these countries (typically from wealthier, more developed countries) to maintain the carbon stocks held in their forest. More precise maps will only further support the goals of this approach.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/07/tracking-the-shift-of-t...

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