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An approach to estimate carbon stocks change in forest carbon pools under the UNFCCC: the Italian case

S Federici (1)   , M Vitullo (2), S Tulipano (1), R De Lauretis (2), G Seufert (1)

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 86-95 (2008)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0457-0010086
Published: May 20, 2008 - Copyright © 2008 SISEF

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Under the UNFCCC, Annex I Parties must report annually a National GHG Inventories of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks. LULUCF is one of the six sectors of the inventory: in this sector any emissions and removals of GHGs by land management should be reported, included the large GHGs fluxes generated by forest management and land-use changes into and from forest. In this context every Party has to produce a proper model in order to be able to fulfil GHGs Inventory request for forest sector. Taking Italy as a study case, the paper aims at presenting a new methodology for updating stock changes for years between national forest inventories, in order to reproduce annual stock changes in the five UNFCCC forest carbon pools, following the UNFCCC requirements in the context of carbon reporting.


Carbon stock, GHG inventory, LULUCF, Yield model, Sink, C pools

Authors’ address

S Federici
S Tulipano
G Seufert
European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Climate Change Unit, v. E. Fermi 1, Ispra, Varese (Italy)
M Vitullo
R De Lauretis
APAT, Agenzia per la Protezione dell’Ambiente e per i Servizi Tecnici, v. C. Pavese 313, Roma (Italy)

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Federici S, Vitullo M, Tulipano S, De Lauretis R, Seufert G (2008). An approach to estimate carbon stocks change in forest carbon pools under the UNFCCC: the Italian case. iForest 1: 86-95. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0457-0010086

Paper history

Received: Jun 14, 2007
Accepted: Jan 24, 2008

First online: May 20, 2008
Publication Date: May 20, 2008
Publication Time: 3.90 months

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