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Main Title Measuring and monitoring carbon in the agricultural and forestry sectors [electronic resource] /
Author Gorte, Ross W.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2008
Report Number RS22964
OCLC Number 264685915
Subject Added Ent Carbon sequestration.; Forest policy--United States.; Climatic changes--United States.; Agriculture and state--United States.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/03/2008
Collation [6] p. : digital, PDF file
Notes "October 6, 2008." Title from title screen (viewed on July 16, 2008).
Contents Notes Proposals to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases often include the use of forestry and agricultural practices and lands for carbon sequestration. However, uncertainty about the accuracy of measuring carbon from these activities has led some to question this potential. Basic approaches for measuring forest and agricultural carbon include on-site measurement; indirect measurement from off-site tools; and estimation using models or inferences. Because of challenges associated with balancing the cost and accuracy of these measurement tools, any practicable system for measuring forest and agricultural carbon might require a mix of these approaches. Concerns about global climate change and its impacts on the environment and the economy are encouraging policy-makers and stakeholders to explore a range of options to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs).1 Congress is considering legislation that would, among other things, provide incentives for parties to reduce or mitigate GHG emissions or to sequester (store) additional CO2.2 The possible use of forestry and agricultural practices and lands to mitigate or sequester CO2 is part of the debate. However, substantial uncertainty exists about current ability to accurately quantify, monitor, and verify the amount of carbon sequestered by various agricultural and forestry practices. By comparison, measuring the carbon from a discrete point source, such as a power plant, is relatively easy and precise. Incorporating the agriculture and forestry sectors in an emissions reduction program will likely require a firm basis for measuring carbon inventories and change for forestry and agricultural practices and lands.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Author Added Ent
Johnson, Renee.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2008
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress ; RS22964
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20081029100643
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03064nam 2200385Ia 45020