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-====== CO   sequestration by forests and bogs ======+====== CO 2 sequestration by forests and bogs in the Alps ======
  
 The vast amounts of fossil fuels being burned around the globe mean that carbon dioxide (CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​) is one of the most powerful drivers of global climate change. As no major reductions in CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​ pollution are occurring at a global scale, the capacity of natural environments to sequester CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​ is becoming more and more vital. Thus, any large-scale CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​ sinks have a positive regulating effect not just locally, but globally as well. In the Alpine Space, the ecosystems with the largest sequestration capacity are forests and bogs. Every year, these ecosystems sequester CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​ by storing it in biomass that is created as plants and trees grow. This yearly growth is known as “biomass increment” and is calculated using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change equations. These equations allow for the prediction of above- and below-ground changes in the amount of biomass, expressed in tonnes of carbon per year. The supply and flow indicators for sequestration are mapped together, because the supply is equal to the flow in this case;\\ The vast amounts of fossil fuels being burned around the globe mean that carbon dioxide (CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​) is one of the most powerful drivers of global climate change. As no major reductions in CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​ pollution are occurring at a global scale, the capacity of natural environments to sequester CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​ is becoming more and more vital. Thus, any large-scale CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​ sinks have a positive regulating effect not just locally, but globally as well. In the Alpine Space, the ecosystems with the largest sequestration capacity are forests and bogs. Every year, these ecosystems sequester CO<​sub>​2</​sub>​ by storing it in biomass that is created as plants and trees grow. This yearly growth is known as “biomass increment” and is calculated using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change equations. These equations allow for the prediction of above- and below-ground changes in the amount of biomass, expressed in tonnes of carbon per year. The supply and flow indicators for sequestration are mapped together, because the supply is equal to the flow in this case;\\
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