Global Landscape Forum: What’s the right carbon price for reforestation?

 

 

Scientists and environmentalists have long been aware that the reforestation of degraded land offers an effective, large-scale method for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in biomass and soils.

 

 

But how much would it cost to get even more people to reforest? A recent paper in Nature Climate Change works out what potential carbon prices could mean for carbon sequestration through reforestation and reduced deforestation. It then runs the numbers up against other methods scientists are currently using to reduce our carbon footprint, such as negative-emissions technologies (NETs).

 

 

The study was carried out by researchers at the San Francisco–based Earth Innovation Institute together with colleagues from The Nature Conservancy and the University of Wisconsin.

 

 

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