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Sustaining Carbon Sink Potentials in Tropical Forest

FS Popo-Ola
AA Aiyeloja
GA Adedeji


Forests are major carbon sinks and providers of environmental services which are currently not paid for. Despite the increasing awareness in recent years of the unique and crucial role that forests play in climate stabilization, not to mention their capacity to protect water, soil, and biodiversity, deforestation continues at an alarming rate. Deforestation is by far the leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries.Reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries is of central importance in efforts to combat climate change. In order to solve the climate change problem, there is need to reduce atmospheric concentration of green gases to a safe level.This paper examines the measures of sustaining carbon sink potentials in tropical forest.

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