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Carbon Sinks


Reservoirs or locations that sequester or store a greater amount of carbon dioxide than they release. Major carbon sinks include forests and oceans.


"Glossary and Abbreviations", Barnsley, Ingrid, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) 2009, "UNUIAS Guide, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD): A Guide for Indigenous Peoples." January 2009

Alternative definition

Natural or man-made systems that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store them.

Alternative source

Climate Change & Forestry Glossary, UNFCCC, Bali, 2007.