Land is source and sink of carbon dioxide due to anthropogenic and natural drivers. Global models estimate net carbon dioxide emissions of 5.2 ± 2.6 GtCO2eq yr–1 (likely range) from land use and land-use change during 2007–2016.

Based on the direction from the Hon'ble Supreme Court, the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) issued guidelines to the Government of Karnataka(GoK) to get R&R Plans for the individual open cast iron ore mine leases of the area prepared by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).

The present issue of Forestry Statistics India encompasses data pertaining to four years, 2006-07 to 2009-2010. The publication presents data in seven sections dealing with Forest Resource, Establishment, Production, Wildlife, Social and Economic Aspects, Trade and Silviculture. The new feature in this report includes summarization of data into graphs for better understanding of trends, pictorial representation of activities in the forestry sector and brief write-up in the beginning of each section.

This ICFRE paper focuses on carbon value of India

Forestry is at the centre-stage of global climate change negotiations. This is because forests have the potential to be a carbon sink as well as a source of carbon emissions. This publication provides a useful snapshot of the carbon value of India