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Carbon parks could secure essential ecosystems for climate stabilization

Achieving net-zero targets and climate stabilization will require better accounting for the immense amount of carbon naturally stored belowground. We propose ‘carbon parks’ as a conservation tool and financial instrument to protect and value carbon-rich ecosystems.

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Fig. 1: Main tools aimed at promoting biodiversity conservation and climate change abatement.
Fig. 2: A peatland in Karukinka, southern Patagonia.

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Loisel, J., Walenta, J. Carbon parks could secure essential ecosystems for climate stabilization. Nat Ecol Evol 6, 486–488 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01695-1

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