Climate Change 2001:
Working Group III: Mitigation
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Figure 4.7: Indications of the magnitude of the carbon sink in case study countries for a set of forest management measures (MtCO2eq, adapted after Nabuurs et al. 2000). The values for the three bars for Iceland are 2.6, 2.8, and 2.9, respectively. The figure is based on the forest part of the model “Access to Country Specific Data” (ACSD). It was designed to provide insight into the potential magnitude of carbon sequestration that may be achieved when alternative sets of management measures are adopted. Therefore, the exact numbers provided in this figure result from the assumptions chosen for a certain set of measures. The estimates in this figure are tentative and only illustrative. In these studies all forestry activities under discussion were included, but applied on average on some 10% of mostly the exploitable forest area.

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