Tracking both the amount of carbon and the time that it remains stored is key to unlocking the potential of nature-based carbon storage as a climate mitigation strategy.
New research shows that northern peatlands may not help regulate our climate by the end of the century.
Peatlands have always had a place in art, writing and poetry. In times of global warming these cultural reflections can help open up debate about the biodiversity and climate crisis.
National strategies depend on natural methods to offset emissions – but acknowledge this may not be possible.
The Angolan Highlands are hydrologically and ecologically important - and the region’s newly mapped peatlands are valuable “carbon sinks”.
By adapting and applying existing policies, South Africa can protect and restore its critical ‘blue carbon’ sinks.
Peat is partially decomposed plant matter that has accumulated over thousands of years.
Inoculating trees with an edible fungi can produce more protein per hectare than pasture-raised beef, while reforesting, storing carbon and restoring biodiversity.
As more companies feature wood and other bio-based products in their offices, what are opportunities and limitations of making corporate net-zero carbon pledges about building materials?
Climate change threatens the crucial storage of carbon in Aussie forests. Victoria’s national parks alone store almost 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Halting forest loss is a crucial milestone on the road to net zero.
A new analysis shows almost all emissions reductions will be the result of state government policies, and will have virtually nothing to do with the federal government.
Secondary forests are growing on deforested land in the Amazon – but not enough to offset emissions from logging.
New research shows how the Montreal Protocol protected vegetation, helping keep carbon out of the atmosphere.
Rather than considering the job done, Tasmania should seize opportunities including renewable energy, net-zero industrial exports and forest preservation.
Scientists need to know how much we can rely on the land to offset our emissions.
Economic recovery and carbon neutrality are linked. Both depend on the ocean’s ability to continue to regulate climate.
We analysed 210,000 tree ring records from 80 different species, and found the trade off between growth and lifespan may neutralise the forest carbon sink.
Between 1986 and 2016, Kenya lost about 21 of its seagrasses.
We discovered wind farms in Spain that had carved up peat bogs, causing them to release carbon to the atmosphere.