Climate Change

Our Work on Quantifying Carbon Sources and Storage

Carbon is one of the most important elements on earth and plays a major role in climate change. To help inform carbon accounting and the use of nature-based approaches to climate regulation, we support scientific research for quantifying greenhouse gas emissions and for understanding carbon dynamics in natural systems.

Tools and Resources

North American Collaboration on Ecosystem Carbon Sources and Storage

Trilaterally agreed methods and products to monitor continental land cover change and model landscape-level ecosystem carbon changes to improve North America’s capacity to store carbon and reduce GHG emissions

Choice of Satellite Imagery and Attribution of Changes to Disturbance Type Strongly Affects Forest Carbon Balance Estimates

Remote sensing products can provide regular and consistent observations of the Earth´s surface to monitor and understand the condition and change of forest ecosystems...

Related Publications

North America’s Blue Carbon

Blue carbon ecosystems accumulate carbon in multiple...

North American Black Carbon Emissions

Recommended Methods for Estimating Black Carbon Emissions

Integrated Modeling and Assessment of North American Forest Carbon Dynamics

Tools for monitoring, reporting and projecting forest greenhouse gas emissions and removals

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