Emissions and removals of greenhouse gases from land use, land-use change and forestry in Norway
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change under the UN finalised in 2004 the report “Good Practice Guidance for Estimating and Reporting of Emissions and Removals from Land Use, Landuse Change and Forestry”. The present report describes the data material and the methods used to provide such estimates for Norway for the period from 1990. Land-use changes cause changes in carbon storage, thus indirectly emissions and removals of CO2. Removals of CO2 in Norway due to land-use change are relatively insignificant compared to sequestration in existing forest. For 2003, the net sequestration of CO2 from this sector has been estimated at 21 million tonnes. That would correspond to about 38% of the total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. The net sequestration increased by approximately 60 per cent from 1990 to 2003.