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Framework report on the development of the national carbon monitoring system

Publication date:  February 2002
Publication reference number:  No number

This report chronicles the development of the carbon monitoring system (CMS) for indigenous forests, scrub and soils. These terrestrial ‘reservoirs’ are subject to land-use change that can alter the level of carbon in the soil, change in forest condition such as die back from pest damage, or scrub regeneration from abandoned farmland. Monitoring these changes is important to meet international obligations and to understand the critical options for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.