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Special Report on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry – Summary for Policy Makers

This IPCC special report was prepared in response to questions raised at a meeting of the subsidiary bodies to the UNFCCC in 1998. It covers a vast range of literature relevant to carbon sequestration published at that time and is a key publication at the international level.

The report sets out how land use and forestry activities affect carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions, and examines the implications of future activities in the land use and forestry sector for carbon uptake and emission. It was written with important questions in mind, regarding sustainability, environmental and socio-economic impacts.

This is essential reading for anyone interested in carbon sequestration. The report has been critical to the ongoing international negotiations and forms the basis of discussions today.

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