Sitesearch

Stakeholders

Navigation

Choose glossary language

 

terrestrial carbon

Synonyms: terrestrial biological carbon cycle

reegle definition:

The TCG demonstrate that all types of terrestrial carbon are essential in combating climate change and should therefore be included in any future climate change response. Initially this would include peatlands, forest and lands that can become secondary forest; other areas could be phased in as the science develops. Under the proposal, developing countries would be allocated a “national terrestrial carbon budget” which they can emit over a fixed period (say 50 years) into the future. The national budget would be defined as any terrestrial carbon that was not protected terrestrial carbon on a predetermined date; protected refers to carbon currently protected by law, or not likely to be emitted over the fixed period because of economic or biophysical constraints. The system therefore applies to developing nations with different historical and current terrestrial carbon circumstances Credits would be allocated under the proposed system for emitting less than the national budget, and/or the creation of any new protected terrestrial carbon, thereby safeguarding against permanence. Revenue could be generated from a variety of market or fund-based mechanisms. The system rests on national terrestrial carbon accounting and monitoring, but allows national- and sub-national-level activities and participation by the private sector and civil society. (The Little REDD Book, 2008)

The TCG demonstrate that all types of terrestrial carbon are essential in combating climate change and should therefore be included in any future climate change response. Initially this would include peatlands, forest and lands that can become secondary forest; other areas could be phased in as the science develops. Under the proposal, developing countries would be allocated a ?national terrestrial carbon budget? which they can emit over a fixed period (say 50 years) into the future. The national budget would be defined as any terrestrial carbon that was not protected terrestrial carbon on a predetermined date; protected refers to carbon currently protected by law, or not likely to be emitted over the fixed period because of economic or biophysical constraints. The system therefore applies to developing nations with different historical and current terrestrial carbon circumstances Credits would be allocated under the proposed system for emitting less than the national budget, and/or the creation of any new protected terrestrial carbon, thereby safeguarding against permanence. Revenue could be generated from a variety of market or fund-based mechanisms. The system rests on national terrestrial carbon accounting and monitoring, but allows national- and sub-national-level activities and participation by the private sector and civil society. (The Little REDD Book, 2008)

Advanced view

Broader terms

carbon cycle

 

glossary info

How to Search Terms

Please enter a search term or choose a letter to navigate the glossary and to find definitions. This glossary aims to facilitate collaboration on the development of ambitious energy efficiency measures by clarifying definitions and highlighting common terminology. Definitions have been collected from trusted sources. It intended to expand this glossary in the future to include a wiki ensuring a truly collaborative process. If you contribute to this glossary please contact use at: info@reegle.info

Understanding Relations

The relation browser enables the user to see the relations between terms.

Below is an explanation of the letters that appear on the arrows in the relation browser

C = Has Concept Scheme. Points to a concept scheme in the reegle glossary. Concept schemes provide the main categories of the reegleglossary.
T = Has Top Concept. Points to a top concept in the reegleglossary. Top Concepts are the top level concepts in a concept scheme.
N = Has Narrower. Points to a narrower concept of the selected concept