A carbon bank built on trees can yield rich biodiversity returns yet these returns come with significant risks. Consider these two stories in previous issues of Decision Point.
A bigger and safer carbon bank
“The green carbon in natural forests is stored in a more reliable stock than that in industrialised forests, especially over ecological time scales.”
Decision Point #22
Bioperversity in the plantation
“A narrow focus on carbon storage has the potential to create significant negative environmental outcomes if the protection and enhancement of other values such as biodiversity are not explicitly considered.”
Decision Point #62