Conclusion

Conant, Richard T., Neely, Constance, & Batello, Caterina (2010) Conclusion. In Abberton, Michael, Conant, Richard T., & Batello, Caterina (Eds.) Grassland Carbon Sequestration : Management, Policy and Economics – Proceedings of the Workshop on the Role of Grassland Carbon Sequestration in the Mitigation of Climate Change. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, pp. 267-272.

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Abstract

Grasslands occupy approximately half of the ice-free land area of the world, make up about 70 percent of the world's agricultural area, and are an important agricultural resource, particularly in areas where people are among the most food insecure.

Despite their significant potential for carbon (C) sequestration and emission reductions, they are currently not included in international agreements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The chapters in this book have presented new data on management systems that could sequester C in the soil or biomass, assessed the policy and economic aspects of C sequestration in grassland soils, and evaluated limitations and those techniques required to capitalize on grassland C sequestration as a viable component of mitigation strategy.

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ID Code: 58652
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9789251066959
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2013 01:59
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