afforestation

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Synonyms: Bewaldung

The establishment of a forest by artificial methods, by planting or seeding on land where trees have not historically grown (at least not for 50 years). Planting of new forests on lands that have not contained forests before, originally for hunting.

Related terms:
deforestation, Certified Emission ReductionsA Kyoto Protocol unit equal to 1 metric tonne of CO2 equivalent. CERs are issued for emission reductions from CDM project activities. Two special types of CERs called temporary certified emission reduction (tCERs) and long-term certified emission reductions (lCERs) are issued for emission ..., REDDIt is expected that support for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) should achieve cost effective emission reductions, as well as biodiversity and livelihoods benefits., REDD plusIt is expected that support for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) should achieve cost effective emission reductions, as well as biodiversity and livelihoods benefits. REDD-plus includes conservation, the sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of ..., ecosystem-based adaptation, reforestation, carbon sinksAny process, activity or mechanism which removes carbon from the atmosphere.

Broader terms:
land-use, land-use change and forestry, carbon sink forests and vegetation

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