UN Report Touts CO2-Cutting Potential Of Grasslands

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 4:29 PM EST) -- Grass pastures and rangeland could provide an even bigger boost to carbon-cutting efforts than forests if properly managed, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The world's 3.4 billion hectares of grasslands store nearly 30 percent of global soil carbon and may provide new opportunities to mitigate the effects of climate change for the 1 billion people who rely on agriculture for a living, the FAO said in a report released Wednesday, titled “Review of Evidence on Drylands...
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