Science Advances | VOL. 8
Read

Projections of future forest degradation and CO 2 emissions for the Brazilian Amazon

Publication Date Jun 17, 2022

Abstract

In recent years, the area affected by forest degradation in the Brazilian Amazon has frequently been higher than deforestation. From August 2006 to July 2019, the degraded area totaled 194,058 km 2 , representing almost two times the 99,630 km 2 deforested in the same period. The impacts of degradation include biodiversity loss and changes in the carbon stocks, affecting the CO 2 balance and future climate changes. This paper aims to explore socioeconomic and environmental factors that influence forest degradation, project future scenarios, and assess the impact on the regional carbon balance, combining forest degradation and deforestation-related processes (clear-cut deforestation and secondary vegetation dynamics). We show that, while net CO 2 emissions from 2020 to 2050 are 0.74 Gt CO 2 in the Sustainable scenario, this value reached 22.63 Gt CO 2 in the Fragmentation scenario, an increasingly plausible scenario given the recent trends in the region.

Concepts

Forest Degradation Regional Carbon Balance Net CO2 Emissions Future Climate Changes Forest Degradation Processes Brazilian Amazon Carbon Stocks Future Climate Recent Trends Changes In Stocks

Round-ups are the summaries of handpicked papers around trending topics published every week. These would enable you to scan through a collection of papers and decide if the paper is relevant to you before actually investing time into reading it.

Climate change Research Articles published between Nov 14, 2022 to Nov 20, 2022

R DiscoveryNov 21, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  2

The world needs to move quickly towards sustainability that should characterize all production and consumption patterns. We use cookies to improve you...

Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

You can also read COVID related content on R COVID-19

R ProductsCOVID-19

ONE PROBLEM . ONE PURPOSE . ONE PLACE

Creating the world’s largest AI-driven & human-curated collection of research, news, expert recommendations and educational resources on COVID-19

COVID-19 Dashboard

Disclaimer: All third-party content on this website/platform is and will remain the property of their respective owners and is provided on “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Use of third-party content does not indicate any affiliation, sponsorship with or endorsement by them. Any references to third-party content is to identify the corresponding services and shall be considered fair use under The Copyright Law.