Carbon sequestration


Carbon can be stored in the long-term in plants, soils, geological formations, and the ocean. Carbon sequestration occurs both naturally and as a result of anthropogenic activities and typically refers to the storage of carbon that has the immediate potential to become carbon dioxide gas.

IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), 2019 1

The process of increasing the carbon content of a reservoir other than the atmosphere.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) 2