Carbon Stock Enhancement
A component of a REDD Plus strategy that could include both the restoration/ improvement of existing but degraded forests and increase of forest cover through environmentally appropriate afforestation and reforestation.
"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. http://www.hedon.info/docs/REDD_Casebook-TNC-CIWCS.pdf
The creation or improvement of carbon pools and reservoirs and their ability to sequester and capacity to store carbon. A key component of the REDD+ strategy, it includes forest management activities such as restoring existing but degraded forests and increasing forest cover through environmentally appropriate afforestation and reforestation.