Down to Earth: accounting for carbon stocks

By Tim Hollo June 19, 2013

Down to Earth: accounting for carbon stocks

Judith Ajani, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU
Wednesday 19 June 2013

The goal of the UN Climate Convention is to keep the stock of carbon in the atmosphere below the level where it will cause dangerous climate change. Yet international accounting rules specify that only flows will be accounted for; they also obscure fundamental differences amongst different types of carbon stocks. What happens when carbon stocks as well as flows are included in the picture and what does it mean for the policies we use to tackle climate change?

PS Apologies for the poor sound quality on this one.


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