CARBON in FORESTS
Multilingual Glossary of carbon-related forest terminology
The storage of carbon in
forest ecosystems has received special attention in the past years. Successful
accomplishment of agreements like the Kyoto Protocol (1997)
on a global basis requires common understanding and their implementation at
national level. However, such agreements often contain terms that are not
clearly defined or accepted at national level.
For the sake of a better mutual understanding at the international level, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) has
compiled a multilingual glossary on ‘carbon in forests’, which highlights the
terms that may cause confusion because of diverging national interpretations.
The glossary contains approximately 300 terms
and is operational in the four official IUFRO languages: English, French,
Spanish and German.
The glossary work has been generously supported
by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) and has been developed according to the
principle forestry experts work on their
own technical language. It is the result of the cooperation of a
considerable number of forest-related organizations and experts around the