Adding or conserving ecosystem carbon can be an extremely cost-efficient way to mitigate climate change. However computing ecosystem carbon can be challenging in a dynamic landscape. Therefore, we have developed CarboScen. In the training workshop, we practice the steps needed to estimate ecosystem carbon:
Define land-use classes
Predict future land-use changes
Set carbon equilibrium densities (e.g. tons per hectare)
Input transition speeds based on local or global data
Use CarboScen to compute future ecosystem carbon for a simulated land-use scenarios.