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TITLE Identifying land use activities that could help manage greenhouse gas emissions   insea_en.pdf (3.99 MB)
Document ID LIB70
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 10/03/2005
Document reference INSEA
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
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Policy domains
  • Environment

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Short description  INSEA will provide analytical tools to assess the carbon sink potential of land-use change.
The project will:
· Integrate economic, environmental and spatial land-use data into a modelling framework for testing terrestrial climate change mitigation methods
· Evaluate a range of carbon sink enhancement options in terms of implementation costs and greenhouse gas management benefits
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Measures are required to reduce the environmental impact of climate change. The EU has the long-term target of limiting global warming to two degrees above its pre-industrial level. A first step towards reaching this goal is the Union’s pledge under the Kyoto Protocol to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 8% from 1990 to 2010. The Protocol provides provisions for using carbon sinks to meet ...

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