Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry

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Additional rules could be used to avert some of the type I and type II discrepancies described in Section, where actual and reported stock changes do not match. Two possible ways of doing this are as follows:

The carbon discrepancies in items a1 and c1 could be avoided through the use of the Degradation/Aggradation definitional scenario or possibly the Biome scenario. The discrepancy in item a2 could be minimized through contiguous commitment periods. The problem outlined in b4 could be avoided by defining "reforestation" to include planting or regrowth of individual trees in an existing stand. Issue d1 could be addressed through the way a forest is defined.

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