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Table 3 Implications of establishing carbon plantations on abandoned agricultural land.

From: Quantifying the effectiveness of climate change mitigation through forest plantations and carbon sequestration with an integrated land-use model

Indicator 2050 2100
  A1b perm. A1b harvest B2 harvest A1b perm. A1b harvest B2 harvest
Baseline atmos. CO2 concentration (ppm) 561 561 506 753 753 606
Change in CO2 concentration, compared to baseline (ppm) -5 -6 -8 -39 -52 -27
Cumulative social C sequestration potential in C plantations on abandoned agricultural land only (Pg C)       
Global potential 12 17 17 93 133 68
Canada 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.7 1.7 1.9
US 0.1 0.3 1.7 0.3 0.6 7.5
Europe 0.1 0.4 1.5 0.7 2.3 3.6
FSU 0.6 1.9 3.9 3.4 5.2 7.7
China 0.1 0.8 0.2 10.3 26.3 10.3
Latin America 4.2 5.0 3.8 13.6 18.2 13.0
Africa 2.8 3.5 0.1 47.9 57.6 8.1
India 0.0 0.0 0.2 6.5 6.8 2.9
SE-Asia 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.8 0.7
Oceania 4.0 4.4 5.1 9.8 11.2 12.3