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Glossary item | 19 June 2018

Afforestation

Establishment of forest through planting and/or deliberate seeding on land that, until then, was under a different land use, implies a transformation of land use form non-forest to forest.

FAO. 2018. “Terms and Definitions - FRA 2020.” Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) Working Paper 188. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Source category: International Organisation


The direct human-induced conversion of land that has not been forested for a period of at least 50 years to forested land through planting, seeding and/or the human-induced promotion of natural seed sources.

IPCC, 2003, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) for the IPCC

Source category: International Organisation

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