Land-Use Change and Carbon Sinks

Stavins, Robert N.
November 2008
Environmental Forum;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p16
The article discusses the costs of carbon sequestration in the U.S. According to the author, benefits of biological sequestration could be achieved through changes in land use patterns. Since the Kyoto Protocol allows sequestration as part of the national strategies to mitigate carbon dioxide emission, its costs will presumably be one major criterion for the American government's decision. In relevance, it highlights the potential of carbon-capture-and-storage technologies (CCS), of which carbon could be sequestered from stack gases at a new generation of coal-burning power plants and burning deep underground for long a period of time.


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