Definition of 5C Abandonment of Managed Lands Source Category
Removal of CO2 from the abandonment of formerly managed lands (e.g. croplands and pastures). This category includes conversion of managed to abandoned lands. The categories below are determined by the type of biomass which regrows on the abandoned land.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Revised 1996 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Houghton, J.T., Meira Filho, L.G., Lim, B., Tréanton, K., Mamaty, I., Bonduki, Y., Griggs, D.J. and Callander, B.A. (Eds).. IPCC/OECD/IEA, 1997.
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