POSITION PAPER AND TECHNICAL SUMMARY — Taking Credit: Canada and the Role of Sinks in International Climate Negotiations
The issue of carbon sinks is fraught with complexity, particularly in the ambiguous context of the Kyoto Protocol. Taking Credit shows that sinks could make a limited, but valid, contribution to Canada’s overall effort to meet the Kyoto target if certain, strict conditions are followed. However, inappropriate crediting for sinks could lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
Taking Credit: Canada and the Role of Sinks in International Climate Negotiations
This report examines the science and policies surrounding controversial sections of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming that deal with "carbon sinks".