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
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