California’s 100-year forest offset reserve set aside for wildfires exhausted in less than a decade, research finds

Published 11:14 on August 5, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:25 on August 6, 2022  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Wildfires in the US have depleted at least 95% of California’s forest offset buffer pool in just one decade, a reserve mechanism used by the state’s forest carbon offsets programme, which is designed to protect against the risk of damage to forests from natural disasters for a period of 100 years, research has found.

Wildfires in the US have depleted at least 95% of California’s forest offset buffer pool in just one decade, a reserve mechanism used by the state’s forest carbon offsets programme, which is designed to protect against the risk of damage to forests from natural disasters for a period of 100 years, research has found.

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