Climate Change 2001:
Working Group III: Mitigation
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Figure 4.1: Evolution of approaches to carbon sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems. Previous assessments (e.g., IPCC, 1996) tended to focus on ecological processes and potentials, and treated economic and social factors as constraints (A). A slightly different viewpoint considers the three dimensions as mutually reinforcing and seeks to maximize the overlaps (B).

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