This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme


Carbon sequestration is “the process of increasing the carbon content of a reservoir other than the atmosphere” (Reid 2005) 1) . Others define it as “the process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it in a reservoir” (UN 2014)2) . CO2 is considered as one of the most important greenhouse gases contributing to global climate change. Thus the sequestration of CO2 is an important climate regulating service.

In the AlpES project the term carbon sequestration is associated with CO2 sequestration. It is one of the eight ecosystem services AlpES focuses on within the context of alpine forests and bogs and their capability of CO2 sequestration.

see also: Carbon Sequestration

1) Reid, W. V. (Ed.) (2005): Ecosystems and human well-being. Synthesis; a report of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, MEA - Millennium Ecosystem Assessment & WRI - World Resources Institute. Washington, DC.
2) UN (United Nations) (Ed.) (2014): Glossary of climate change acronyms and terms, UNFCCC - Climate Change Sekretariat. Online available at , checked on 2/14/2018.
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wiki/carbon_sequestration_alpes.txt · 2018/09/05 14:27 apolderman