Carbon Credits Glossary

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There are currently 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.

Land Use Change (LUC)
Changes in how a particular area of land is used or managed. For instance, land use change is one of the primary reasons why the Amazon rainforest has gone from being one of the world’s largest natural carbon sinks to becoming a carbon source instead.

When a reduction in emissions from a carbon offset project in one location produces a rise in emissions in another area. For example, when preserving a forest in one region transfers logging activities to another area of forest.