PerspectiveClimate Change

Managing Forests After Kyoto

Science  22 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5487, pp. 2058-2059
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5487.2058

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The Kyoto protocol aims to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Part of the strategy is the active management of terrestrial carbon sinks, principally through afforestation and reforestation. In their Perspective, Schulze et al. argue that the preservation of old-growth forests may have a larger positive effect on the carbon cycle than promotion of regrowth.