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Comprehensive carbon stock and flow accounting: A national framework to support climate change mitigation policy

Ajani, Judith; Keith, Heather; Blakers, Margaret; Mackey, Brendan; King, Helen


Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories underpinning the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol report each country's net annual emissions, that is GHG flows. Yet the UNFCCC's goal is defined as a stock (atmospheric GHG concentration). Flow inventories are apt for the fossil fuel sector where flows are effectively one way, stock changes are almost entirely anthropogenic, and stocks are stable in the absence of human perturbation. For the land sector,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.01.010
Access Rights: Open Access


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