Carbon, biodiversity & ecosystem services: exploring co-benefits. Nigeria. Preliminary Results

Benefits of actions to maintain and enhance carbon stocks for climate change mitigation can be increased by taking into account areas important for biodiversity and ecosystem goods and services. Here, we present initial analyses of the spatial relationship of carbon stocks to areas of importance for biodiversity and protected areas in Nigeria, based on a preliminary carbon map for the country. The relationship between carbon stocks and potential pressures from oil and gas exploration is also presented. Future work will improve the carbon map based on up-to-date landcover data and will address other aspects of their importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services to provide a basis for discussion and planning for co-benefits from carbon management in Nigeria.

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