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Fig. 3 | Carbon Balance and Management

Fig. 3

From: Carbon costs and benefits of France’s biomass energy production targets

Fig. 3

Projected evolution of the French forest sector carbon balance until 2040 and its main components for the three intensification scenarios separately (D, Ov, and M) and all three scenarios combined (D + Ov + M) between 2010 and 2040. a Total carbon sink (Tg C), b carbon sink in the forest or in situ sink (Tg C), b emission savings through energy substitution (Tg C), and c carbon sink in wood products (Tg C). Blue shows all three scenarios combined (D + Ov + M), brown shows intensification of actively managed sites (M), red shows intensification of harvest-delayed sites (D), green shows intensification of overstocked sites (Ov), and black shows business as usual management of all sites (BaU). The intensification scenarios are presented in section “Methods”—Intensifying forest management and summarized in Table 3

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