Last Updated on December 17, 2021 by admin
Every year Sweden compiles data on Swedish greenhouse gas emissions, submitted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol. Since 2013, new guidelines in accordance with the UNFCCC are being used. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency states in its National Inventory Report 2016 that the carbon sink has slightly increased due to stagnated harvest rates in recent years. Since the harvest is below the biomass growth, there is an increase in carbon stock in living biomass. However, the Environmental Protection Agency concludes that net removals of carbon dioxide are heavily influenced by disturbances due to harvests and natural disturbances such as storms. Read more in the report here.