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publié dans Ressources le 26 août 2016

Trees on agricultural land sink four times more carbon

Rural 21

Agro-écologieChangement climatiqueAnalyse, synthèse

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Agroforestry systems and tree cover on agricultural land make an important contribution to climate change mitigation, but are not systematically accounted for in either global carbon budgets or national carbon accounting. This paper assesses the role of trees on agricultural land and their significance for carbon sequestration at a global level, along with recent change trends. Remote sensing data show that in 2010, 43% of all agricultural land globally had at least 10% tree cover and that this has increased by 2% over the previous ten years.

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