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Fig. 1 | Carbon Balance and Management

Fig. 1

From: A systems approach to assess climate change mitigation options in landscapes of the United States forest sector

Fig. 1

(Graphic reproduced from Nabuurs et al. [45], IPCC Assessment Report 4, Working Group 3, p. 549)

A complete accounting of net forest sector carbon emissions to the atmosphere and mitigation potential requires a systems-based approach which considers the relationships between the forest ecosystem, land use change, harvested wood products, and the substitution benefits associated of using bioenergy (biofuel) and wood products in place of fossil fuel energy and other more emission intensive materials

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