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Table 6 Average annual mitigation potential in (GgCO2e/year) for each decade, ranked by highest cumulative impact in 2050

From: Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest sector: a spatially explicit case study for two regions

Cranbrook     Dog River    
Scenario 2021–2030 2031–2040 2041–2050 Scenario 2021–2030 2031–2040 2041–2050
Higher utilization + harvest residues for bioenergy + LLP − 197 − 228 − 257 Harvest residues for bioenergy + LLP − 59 − 72 − 76
Harvest residues for bioenergy + LLP − 134 − 180 − 217 Higher utilization + LLP − 62 − 61 − 60
Higher utilization + harvest residues for bioenergy − 108 − 126 − 147 No slashburning + LLP − 52 − 51 − 49
Harvest less +LLP − 95 − 124 − 143 Harvest less + LLP − 31 − 45 − 45
Higher utilization +LLP − 135 − 137 − 138 LLP − 37 − 40 − 42
Harvest residues for bioenergy − 50 − 84 − 114 Harvest residues for bioenergy − 22 − 32 − 35
LLP − 84 − 96 − 104 Higher utilization − 23 − 18 − 16
Harvest less − 12 − 30 − 42 No slashburning − 15 − 10 − 7
Higher utilization − 46 − 35 − 28 Harvest less 4 − 6 − 5
  1. Higher product displacement factors and refined energy displacement factors have been used for each of the scenarios and combinations shown
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