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The Impact of Urbanization on Land Use Change and Regional Carbon Budgets: a Case Study in China

The Impact of Urbanization on Land Use Change and Regional Carbon Budgets: a Case Study in China

Date: Tuesday, March 10

Time: 8:30 AM EST

Presenters: Dr. Jack Spengler, Professor; Linda Powers Tomasso, Project Associate, both at the Harvard School of Public Health

Description: This webinar addressed the change in regional carbon balances related to land use change and land converted in the process of urbanized development in China. Identifying the existing vegetation and carbon stock values of southern China’s regional landscape anchored this discussion, with the goal of estimating carbon sequestration levels of existing biomass sinks. Understanding these changes will be critical in our understanding of the relative importance of carbon sources and sinks in China over the next century.

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Linda Powers Tomasso and Mark Leighton.  2014. "The Impact of Land Use Change for Greenhouse Gas Inventories and State-Level Climate Mediation Policy: A GIS Methodology Applied to Connecticut."  Journal of Environmental Protection, no. 5: 1572-1587.