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Sectoral approaches to improve regional carbon budgets

Smith, Pete; Nabuurs, Gert-Jan; Janssens, Ivan A.; Reis, Stefan; Marland, Gregg; Soussana, Jean-Francois; Christensen, Torben LU ; Heath, Linda; Apps, Mike and Alexeyev, Vlady, et al. (2008) In Climatic Change 88(3-4). p.209-249
Abstract
Humans utilise about 40% of the earth's net primary production (NPP) but the products of this NPP are often managed by different sectors, with timber and forest products managed by the forestry sector and food and fibre products from croplands and grasslands managed by the agricultural sector. Other significant anthropogenic impacts on the global carbon cycle include human utilization of fossil fuels and impacts on less intensively managed systems such as peatlands, wetlands and permafrost. A great deal of knowledge, expertise and data is available within each sector. We describe the contribution of sectoral carbon budgets to our understanding of the global carbon cycle. Whilst many sectors exhibit similarities for carbon budgeting, some... (More)
Humans utilise about 40% of the earth's net primary production (NPP) but the products of this NPP are often managed by different sectors, with timber and forest products managed by the forestry sector and food and fibre products from croplands and grasslands managed by the agricultural sector. Other significant anthropogenic impacts on the global carbon cycle include human utilization of fossil fuels and impacts on less intensively managed systems such as peatlands, wetlands and permafrost. A great deal of knowledge, expertise and data is available within each sector. We describe the contribution of sectoral carbon budgets to our understanding of the global carbon cycle. Whilst many sectors exhibit similarities for carbon budgeting, some key differences arise due to differences in goods and services provided, ecology, management practices used, land-management personnel responsible, policies affecting land management, data types and availability, and the drivers of change. We review the methods and data sources available for assessing sectoral carbon budgets, and describe some of key data limitations and uncertainties for each sector in different regions of the world. We identify the main gaps in our knowledge/data, show that coverage is better for the developed world for most sectors, and suggest how sectoral carbon budgets could be improved in the future. Research priorities include the development of shared protocols through site networks, a move to full carbon accounting within sectors, and the assessment of full greenhouse gas budgets. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Humans utilise about 40% of the earth's net primary production (NPP) but the products of this NPP are often managed by different sectors, with timber and forest products managed by the forestry sector and food and fibre products from croplands and grasslands managed by the agricultural sector. Other significant anthropogenic impacts on the global carbon cycle include human utilization of fossil fuels and impacts on less intensively managed systems such as peatlands, wetlands and permafrost. A great deal of knowledge, expertise and data is available within each sector. We describe the contribution of sectoral carbon budgets to our understanding of the global carbon cycle. Whilst many sectors exhibit similarities for carbon budgeting, some key differences arise due to differences in goods and services provided, ecology, management practices used, land-management personnel responsible, policies affecting land management, data types and availability, and the drivers of change. We review the methods and data sources available for assessing sectoral carbon budgets, and describe some of key data limitations and uncertainties for each sector in different regions of the world. We identify the main gaps in our knowledge/data, show that coverage is better for the developed world for most sectors, and suggest how sectoral carbon budgets could be improved in the future. Research priorities include the development of shared protocols through site networks, a move to full carbon accounting within sectors, and the assessment of full greenhouse gas budgets.},
  author       = {Smith, Pete and Nabuurs, Gert-Jan and Janssens, Ivan A. and Reis, Stefan and Marland, Gregg and Soussana, Jean-Francois and Christensen, Torben and Heath, Linda and Apps, Mike and Alexeyev, Vlady and Fang, Jingyun and Gattuso, Jean-Pierre and Guerschman, Juan Pablo and Huang, Yao and Jobbagy, Esteban and Murdiyarso, Daniel and Ni, Jian and Nobre, Antonio and Peng, Changhui and Walcroft, Adrian and Wang, Shao Qiang and Pan, Yude and Zhou, Guang Sheng},
  issn         = {0165-0009},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {209--249},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Climatic Change},
  title        = {Sectoral approaches to improve regional carbon budgets},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-007-9378-5},
  volume       = {88},
  year         = {2008},
}