Who owns the Brazilian carbon?

KTH research in Brazilian news

Publicerad 2017-12-20

The study "Who owns the Brazilian Carbon?" produced within the Environmental Management and Assessment research group, SEED, KTH, was highlighted this week by the leading Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo in a article written by the journalist Marcelo Leite. The article emphasized the findings from the study related to the potential carbon emissions associated with land use change in the Cerrado biome, savanna vegetation where most of the unprotected above-ground carbon is stored. The article can be accessed here (in Portugese). ​

The scientific paper " Who owns the Brazilian carbon?" was published in the journal "Global Change Biology" and authored by the PhD student Flavio Luiz Mazzaro Freitas and other 6 authors from KTH, University of São Paulo (Brazil), Chalmers University of Technology, and the NGO IMAFLORA (Brazil). The study was produced under the project " Bioenergy options of Brazil" coordinated by Ulla Mörtberg and funded by the Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPQ).

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