Carbon sequestration briefing note
Produced by the
Climate Emergency (Infrastructure, Housing and Environment)
and published on
30 Mar 2017
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The briefing note provides information on a number of areas and includes conclusions and recommendations. The report addresses the following:
The current methodology for carbon accounting in the Land use, Land use Change and Forestery (LULUCF), and agricultural emissions catergories in the Crown Dependencies:
- to what extent does, or can, the inventory recognise the impacts on carbon of different agricultural practices or changes in agricultural techniques? For example organic farming, no-till techniques, compared to the impact of modern intensive agricultual practices
- how could improvements be made
- outlines in simple terms the role of carbon sequestration from land use and land use changes in emissions accounting, with the aim a clarifying any confusion about the net impacts versus changes in land use management practices
Advise if there are any proposed changes to the international accounting methodology to recognise any further categories or land use pactices.
Comment on the scale of carbon sequestration in the Jersey context, including an assessment of the potential impact on emissions if Jersey converted all its semi-natural, agricultural and managed land to the most advantageous land use from a carbon perspective.