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For CO2 Sinks, US Must Consider Costly Reforestation Investments

September 11, 2019
The United States increasingly will have to consider substantial and costly public investments in forest conservation and reforestation as a major carbon-emissions sink as part of a broad strategy for targeting climate change, according to a former senior Obama administration official and current Duke University scholar. Previously, many in the climate policy experts expected Congress to enact a federal carbon cap-and-trade system that would create large markets for forest landowners, farmers, and others as CO2 emitters bought carbon offsets. While...

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