Japan revises its forest law to boost carbon sequestration

Climate Connect News, London, 27 July 2011: Japan has brought about changes in its Forests and Forestry Basic Plan under Forests Act (1964) with specific focus on carbon sequestration. A press release by the Ministry of Environment stated that the revision shave been made keeping in mind the diverse demands that forests are expected to meet. The plan is to be reviewed every five years. The release stated that the New Forest and Forestry Basic Plan will ensure uptake of carbon dioxide by forests through forest conservation and proper maintenance of the forest.....

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