Land use change accounts for a great part of the world’s carbon emissions

The second largest anthropogenic source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere after fossil fuel combustion is land use and land use change.

It is practically impossible to constrain the impacts of climate change within the reasonably tolerable limits of society without reducing emissions from land use and land use change. To avoid land use change in areas with high carbon stock, GRAS provides a complete carbon map including carbon stored in all the biomass and soil.

GRAS provides comprehensive carbon maps based on carbon stored in biomass and soil

For selected regions, GRAS developed own carbon maps to increase the accuracy of carbon stock, using the IPCC 2006 methodology. Respective land cover maps are taken from officially recognized sources of local authorities. Soil and climate maps datasets are provided by FAO.