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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1029-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1029-2021
Research article
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11 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 11 Feb 2021

The climate benefit of carbon sequestration

Carlos A. Sierra, Susan E. Crow, Martin Heimann, Holger Metzler, and Ernst-Detlef Schulze

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The climate benefit of carbon sequestration (CBS) is a metric developed to quantify avoided warming by two separate processes: the amount of carbon drawdown from the atmosphere and the time this carbon is stored in a reservoir. This metric can be useful for quantifying the role of forests and soils for climate change mitigation and to better quantify the benefits of carbon removals by sinks.
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