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Carbon Carrying Capacity (CCC)


The term used to describe the mass of potential carbon stored in a forest ecosystem under prevailing environmental conditions and natural disturbance regimes, but excluding human induced disturbance.


"Definitions and Jargon" Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD): A Casebook of On-the-Ground Experience. 2010. The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and Wildlife Conservation Society. Arlington,Virginia.