Latin America learning how much carbon can be stored in grazing land
Nine Latin American countries plan to use silvopastoral practices, which incorporate trees into grazing land, to mitigate the impact of the climate crisis. However, the cumulative potential of increasing the scale of silvopastoral systems at national levels is not well quantified. Evidence on how much carbon can be stored in these systems and whether it has been increasing or decreasing over recent decades is scarce.
These issues are important for reporting at a higher ‘tier’ level to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The nine countries are falling short of accurately reporting and, hence, understanding what they have and what they need to do to meet their commitments under the Framework