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Table 3 Total CO2 emissions (A), per capita CO2 emissions (B) and energy gained (C) from charcoal production in Zambia

From: The charcoal trap: Miombo forests and the energy needs of people

   A) Total emissions (Mt CO2 y-1)       
  Biomass → This study Chidumayo UN REDD FAO 2005 Median
↓ Deforestation rate   (126 t ha-1) (70 t ha-1) (53.3 t ha-1) (43.2 t ha-1) (61.7 t ha-1)
FAO 2005 (445 000 ha y-1)   102.8 57.1 43.5 35.2 50.3
UN REDD (298 000 ha y-1)   68.8 38.2 29.1 23.6 33.7
FAO 2010 (166 600 ha y-1)   38.5 21.4 16.3 13.2 18.8
Average (303 200 ha y-1)   70.0 38.9 29.6 24.0 34.3
   B) Per capita emissions (t CO 2 y-1)       
  Biomass → This study Chidumayo UN REDD FAO 2005 Median
↓ Deforestation rate   (126 t ha-1) (70 t ha-1) (53.3 t ha-1) (43.2 t ha-1) (61.7 t ha-1)
FAO 2005 (445 000 ha y-1)   8.0 4.4 3.4 2.7 3.9
UN REDD (298 000 ha y-1)   5.3 3.0 2.3 1.8 2.6
FAO 2010 (166 600 ha y-1)   3.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 1.5
Average (303 200 ha y-1)   5.4 3.0 2.3 1.9 2.7
   C) Gained energy (GWh y-1)       
  Biomass → This study Chidumayo UN REDD FAO 2005 Median
↓ Deforestation rate   (126 t ha-1) (70 t ha-1) (53.3 t ha-1) (43.2 t ha-1) (61.7 t ha-1)
FAO 2005 (445 000 ha y-1)   35 047 19 470 14 825 12 016 17 148
UN REDD (298 000 ha y-1)   23 469 13 039 9 928 8 047 11 483
FAO 2010 (166 600 ha y-1)   13 121 7 289 5 550 4 499 6 420
Average (303 200 ha y-1)   23 879 13 266 10 101 8 187 11 684