What Is Irrecoverable Carbon?

Today in our Carbon Blog we’re sharing a visual overview of irrecoverable carbon to explain its vital role in mitigating climate change.

Certain ecosystems contain immense stores of carbon. Most of these carbon stores are found in peatlands, wetlands, and most notably, forests. Irrecoverable carbon refers to carbon stored in these ecosystems that, if lost today, could not be recovered by 2050 to prevent the worst climate impacts.

Fortunately, half of the world’s irrecoverable carbon is stored in just 3.3% of the earth’s land area, providing a clear target for conservation efforts.

Carbon Streaming applies its partnership funding model to support nature-based projects that seek to preserve these valuable natural ecosystems, and the biodiversity and local communities that depend upon them to thrive.

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