Photosynthesis allows forests to act as sinks that consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen. RFF experts offer insights into the land use challenges associated with forestry offsets, as well as the balance between forest coverage and biomass production that is needed to create carbon-neutral systems.
Land-Use Change, No-Net-Loss Policies, and Effects on Carbon Dioxide Removals
In this working paper, RFF researchers employ the CALM model to evaluate how alternative land-use changes affect projections for land-based carbon dioxide removal in the United States.
David N. Wear
Nonresident Senior Fellow; Director, Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture Program
David Wear is a nonresident senior fellow and the director of the Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture Program at RFF.
Ann M. Bartuska
Senior Advisor, Resources for the Future
Ann M. Bartuska is a senior advisor at RFF. Her research focuses on natural resources and forestry, especially a consideration of natural climate solutions through forests and agricultural lands.
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