Before they Vanish Blog: Forestry in China: An Introduction

Carbon sequestration through reforestation and afforestation is disproportionate to the rate of carbon emissions and the carbon sink loss due to deforestation. Deforestation, according to the IPCC, accounts for 20% of overall greenhouse gas emissions (Barker et al. 2007). A staunch believer in the potential of anthropogenic intervention in climate change, Watson claims that “significant reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions” are possible with technology and “policy measures in the…agricultural and forestry sectors”.