Forestation

It is the conversion, directly induced by the humans, of land that has not been forested – for a period of at least 50 years – into forested land through planting, sowing, and/or human-induced promotion of natural sources of seeds.

This definition is used for land-use activities, land-use change, and forestry, under Article 3, Paragraphs 3 and 4, of the Kyoto Protocol.

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Renewable energy

Renewable energy

It is the energy derived from sources that do not use exhaustible fuels (for example, water – hydroelectric power, wind – wind energy, Sun – solar energy, tides, and geothermal sources). Some combustible materials, such as biomass, can also be considered renewable....

MOP

MOP

Following the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol in 2005, the Conference of the Parties of the UN Climate Change Convention started operating as the meeting of parties (MOP) of the protocol. This body meets in a similar manner to the Conferences of the Parties...

Carbon pools

Carbon pools

A component of the climate system in which the so-called greenhouse gases –or a precursor of greenhouse gas – are stored.