Accounting for local temperature effect substantially alters afforestation patterns

Date Published 2022, February 11

Authors Michael Gregory Windisch, Florian Humpenöder, Alexander Popp, Quentin Lejeune, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Hermann Lotze-Campen

We combine the benefit of CO2 sequestration of Afforestation/Reforestation (A/R) with the additional incentive or penalty of local BGP induced cooling or warming by translating the local BGP induced temperature change to a CO2 equivalent. We then include this new aspect in the land-use model MAgPIE via modifying the application of the price on greenhouse gases (GHG).