The potential role of temperate forests as sinks for CO2 Examples from the german environmental policy against global warming
Water, Air and Soil Pollution 64(1-2): 197-212
Among industrialized nations Germany ranks fourth in CO2 emissions. Most of these originate from the use of fossil fuels. Based on reports of a parliamentary study commission, established in 1987, and other expert groups in Germany this article adresses possible environmental effects of increasing atmospheric CO2, the sink potential of temperate forests and the influence of forest damage on this potential.