The Human Impacts Database

A collection of useful numbers for quantifying the impacts of the human presence on Earth.

CO2 emissions from land-use change

Atmospheric & Biogeochemical CyclesCarbon Dioxide

This quantity comes from a time series measurement and the most recent value (2018) is reported.


This is equivalent to...

(1.5 ± 0.7) × 1012 kg C / yr

5.5 ± 2.6 Pg CO2 / yr

1.5 ± 0.7 Pg C / yr

HuID: 24789
Relevant Year(s): 2018
Summary: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to deforestation, logging, forest degradation and shifting cultivation (cycle of cutting forest for agriculture, then abandoning). The value reported is for 2018, and can be found in Table 6 of Friedlingstein et al (2019).
Method: The uncertainty value represents one standard deviation. Emissions from land use change, mainly deforestation, are based on land use and land use change data and bookkeeping models.
Source: Friedlingstein, P., Jones, M. W., O'Sullivan, M. et al. Global Carbon Budget 2019. Earth System Science Data (2019)
Dataset: Global carbon budget by year (global_carbon_budget_processed.csv)
global resolution
Original Data License: CC-BY 4.0
Added By: nsarai