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dc.contributor.authorNi, Yuanming
dc.contributor.authorEskeland, Gunnar
dc.contributor.authorGiske, Jarl
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Jan Petter
dc.PublishedCarbon Balance and Management 2016, 11:3eng
dc.description.abstractBackground: Discussions about limiting anthropogenic emissions of CO2 often focus on transition to renewable energy sources and on carbon capture and storage (CCS) of CO2. The potential contributions from forests, forest products and other low-tech strategies are less frequently discussed. Here we develop a new simulation model to assess the global carbon content in forests and apply the model to study active annual carbon harvest 100 years into the future. Results: The numerical experiments show that under a hypothetical scenario of globally sustainable forestry the world’s forests could provide a large carbon sink, about one gigatonne per year, due to enhancement of carbon stock in tree biomass. In addition, a large amount of wood, 11.5 GT of carbon per year, could be extracted for reducing CO2 emissions by substitution of wood for fossil fuels. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that carbon harvest from forests and carbon storage in living forests have a significant potential for CCS on a global scale.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjectCarbon capture and storageeng
dc.subjectGlobal foresteng
dc.titleThe global potential for carbon capture and storage from forestryen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 The Authorsen_US

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