News: According to State of Forest Report (SFR) 2019, carbon stock in India’s forests have increased from 7.08 billion tonnes in 2017, to 7.124 billion tonnes in 2019.
- Carbon stock is the quantity of carbon contained in a carbon pool.
- Carbon pool: It is a reservoir or system which has the capacity to accumulate or release carbon
- Carbon sink: It is any system that absorbs more carbon than it emits. The main natural carbon sinks are soil, forests and oceans.
India’s intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) under Paris Agreement
- reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33% to 35% by 2030 from 2005 level,
- increase total cumulative electricity generation from fossil free energy sources to 40% by 2030,
- Create additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tons through additional forest and tree cover.