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Open Access Editorial

Forest cover: setting targets for the future

Georgii A Alexandrov

Author Affiliations

A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pyzhevsky 3, Moscow, 119017, Russia

Carbon Balance and Management 2011, 6:12  doi:10.1186/1750-0680-6-12

Published: 24 November 2011

Abstract

The International Year of Forests, declared by the UN, is a good occasion to discuss approaches to reducing forest degradation in developing countries. The articles collected in Thematic Forest Series form a diversity of ideas which is essential for setting the levels below which the countries' reduced emissions could be measured and credited. This editorial calls attention to the use of Land-Use/Land-Cover Change models.