Carbon Inventory Methods: Handbook for Greenhouse Gas by N.H. Ravindranath

By N.H. Ravindranath

Carbon stock requiring estimation of carbon dioxide emissions and removals in land-use different types for nationwide greenhouse gasoline stock and alterations in shares of carbon in tasks geared toward weather swap mitigation has develop into more and more very important in worldwide efforts to handle weather swap. for this reason, there's a want for a guide that gives guidance and strategies required for carbon stock. Carbon stock tools guide presents specified step by step info on sampling techniques, box and laboratory measurements, software of distant sensing and GIS suggestions, modeling, and calculation approaches in addition to resources of knowledge for carbon stock. the original characteristic of this instruction manual is that it presents functional counsel on carbon stock tools for 4 forms of tasks, particularly, 1) improvement, implementation and tracking of carbon mitigation in wooded area, agriculture and grassland sectors, 2) nationwide greenhouse gasoline stock in agriculture, wooded area, and different land-use different types, three) woodland, grassland and agroforestry improvement and four) advertisement and group forestry roundwood construction. Carbon stock tools instruction manual is a vital resource of connection with universities and learn associations facing weather swap, consultancy and non-governmental agencies taken with constructing and tracking land-based mitigation tasks, donor enterprises investment carbon mitigation tasks, nationwide greenhouse gasoline stock companies, United international locations corporations and mechanisms equivalent to fresh improvement Mechanism and international surroundings Facility, roundwood construction and land reclamation undertaking builders and bosses, and woodland departments.

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Mitigation through conservation of carbon stocks and expansion of carbon sinks due to a programme or project activity could be captured by estimating stock change between two points in time. Methods and guidelines are required for the following components: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Selection of a specific mitigation programme or project activity. Estimation of area under the mitigation activity and marking the boundary. Identification of relevant carbon pools for the selected activity. Selection of a sampling method and of suitable field and laboratory measurement techniques.

2005). Although both organic and inorganic forms of carbon are found in soil, land use and management typically has a larger impact on organic carbon stocks, and this handbook accordingly focuses only on organic form of carbon. 3 Flux of Carbon Pools CO2 fixed by plants during photosynthesis is transferred across pools such as litter, deadwood and soil carbon. Carbon cycle in a land-use system includes changes in carbon stocks due to both continuous processes (growth and decay) and discrete episodic events such as disturbances (fire, harvest, land-use change and pest attack).

Similarly, litter or deadwood pool is likely to be nearly absent in cropland or grassland systems and may be important only for natural forests. (ii) Project goals and activities The importance of different carbon pools will vary with the project goals of interest to project managers. Carbon mitigation projects directly aim at enhancing carbon stocks or reducing the emission of CO2 from a unit area, and it is important to consider all the potential pools likely to be impacted by project activities that contribute to the aim.

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