Forest adaptation 2008 conference - sessions
Opportunities for combining adaptation and mitigation (carbon sequestration) objectives
Werner Kurz (Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada)
The Mitigation Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has identified in the Fourth Assessment Report that the global forest sector has a large potential to mitigate global climate change by reducing carbon sources and increasing sinks. The IPCC also warned that climate change impacts could undermine this mitigation potential. This session will explore examples of how forest management activities can be designed to meet both climate mitigation and adaptation objectives and where possible, estimate the mitigation potential of these activities..