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  • Carbon sequestration
  • Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)

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  • 1630 Global Change: Impacts of global change

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GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES, VOL. 183, PP. 279-279, 2009

Section 4: Evaluation of carbon management requirements

Anonymous

The chapters in this section are perhaps the broadest of the book. They discuss the integrated set of factors that affect carbon management in general.
Roed-Larsen and Flach start the section with a detailed summary of current accreditation schemes. Verification of carbon credits is critical for validation of monetary sequestration incentives. Commercial-scale geologic sequestration will likely not advance unless such financial incentives are implemented. The type of incentive also is critical. For example, in the one country where a carbon tax is in place, Norway, commercial geologic sequestration has been underway since 1996. In other countries, where a cap-and-trade system is in place, and of course in countries where no incentives are offered, no commercial carbon sequestration is taking place.

Citation: Anonymous (2009), Section 4: Evaluation of carbon management requirements, in Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 183, edited by B. J. McPherson and E. T. Sundquist, pp. 279–279, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/2009GM000912.

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