Go to Statistics Portal

CARBON SEQUESTRATION

Statistics Directorate    
Definition:
Biological carbon sequestration (carbon sink) is a biochemical process by which atmospheric carbon is absorbed by living organisms, including trees, soil micro-organisms, and crops, and involving the storage of carbon in soils, with the potential to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

Source Publication:
Environmental Indicators for Agriculture – Vol. 3: Methods and Results, OECD, 2001, glossary, pages 389-391.

Cross References:
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Environmental indicators for agriculture

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 15, 2013