Carbon stock


The quantity of carbon contained in a “pool”, meaning a reservoir or system which has the capacity to accumulate or release carbon.

Source: FAO Forestry Terms and definitions 


In the context of forests it refers to the amount of carbon stored in the world’s forest ecosystem, mainly in living biomass and soil, but to a lesser extent also in dead wood and litter.

Source: based on GreenFacts Digest on Forests


Español: Reserva de carbono
Français: Stock de carbone

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