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Evaluating nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and conservation requires comprehensive carbon accounting

Keith, Heather; Vardon, Michael; Obst, Carl; Young, Virginia; Houghton, Richard A; Mackey, Brendan


Nature-based solutions (NbS) can address climate change, biodiversity loss, human well-being and their interactions in an integrated way. A major barrier to achieving this is the lack of comprehensiveness in current carbon accounting which has focused on flows rather than stocks of carbon and led to perverse outcomes. We propose a new comprehensive approach to carbon accounting based on the whole carbon cycle, covering both stocks and flows, and linking changes due to human activities with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Science of the Total Environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144341


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