Sinks is shorthand for the forests that remove some of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. If a country can proof that
it is conserving or planting trees, then this will be set against its emission levels. But CO2 absorption by forests acting as sinks is difficult to quantify.
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Loophole of the Role of Sinks
Male: The third loophole concerns sinks, the shorthand for the forest that removes some of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. If a country can prove that it is conserving or planting trees then this would be set against its emission levels. But CO2 absorption by far as acting as sinks is difficult to quantify. Different forests behave differently.
Sarwono: Well, I think old growth forests have a limited role as sinks because they are mature trees. Sinks can be designed as part of aforestation and reforestation and there is great scope for those kind of activities in countries like Indonesia. The question is how to link in a fair-minded question if it’s emissions reduction.
Male: The 38 countries which are the major emitters of greenhouse gases came away from Kyoto with a compromised agreement.
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