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Science-based options for Paris agreement implementation

The Paris Agreement

This is an article collection in Carbon Balance and Management.

The Paris Agreement has posed numerous complex issues that call for interdisciplinary research. The most important of them is probably the feasibility of the 1.5°C goal. This article collection aims to form a collection of articles discussing the options for achieving such a goal. The collection includes articles that highlight the following topics:

  • the socio-economic transformations needed to achieve the 1.5°C goal
  • the potential for carbon sequestration in natural and managed ecosystems
  • the efficiency of carbon sinks under changing climate
  • the level of transparency and verification that could be achieved in development of nationally determined contributions
  • the ability of global scenarios to integrate realistic national priorities
  • the mutual consistency of the recently proposed solutions and strategies

Research that combines the mitigation of carbon emissions with the adaptation of societal behavior or processes to reduce carbon emissions (mitigation X adaptation) is also included in this collection.

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Edited by: Georgii Alexandrov

Published articles in this collection:

  1. Content type: Commentary

    A recent article by Luyssaert et al. (Nature 562:259–262, 2018) analyses the climate impact of forest management in the European Union, considering both biogeochemical (i.e., greenhouse gases, GHG) and biophysica...

    Authors: Giacomo Grassi, Alessandro Cescatti, Robert Matthews, Gregory Duveiller, Andrea Camia, Sandro Federici, Jo House, Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré, Roberto Pilli and Matteo Vizzarri

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2019 14:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    In June 2018, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union adopted a legislative regulation for incorporating greenhouse gas emissions and removals from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (EU-...

    Authors: Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Eric J. M. M. Arets and Mart-Jan Schelhaas

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2018 13:18

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  3. Content type: Research

    The credibility and effectiveness of country climate targets under the Paris Agreement requires that, in all greenhouse gas (GHG) sectors, the accounted mitigation outcomes reflect genuine deviations from the ...

    Authors: Giacomo Grassi, Roberto Pilli, Jo House, Sandro Federici and Werner A. Kurz

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2018 13:8

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