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Mitigating Global Greenhouse Gas Emission: The Role of Trees as a Clean Mechanism For CO2 Sequestration

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Monday Sunday Adiaha ,

Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS), NG
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Aisha Haruna Buba,

Cross River University of Technology, NG
About Aisha Haruna
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
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Eji Ejor Tangban

University of Abuja, NG
About Eji Ejor
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture
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Abstract

Purpose: Globally, increase in average mean temperature of the earth has been a hindrance to human-health development, agricultural productivity including environmental sustainability. The situation is exacerbated by continual/increase in gas flaring, mismanagement of land that releases nitrous oxide (N2O) including ecological-disturbances and imbalance. To reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emission, especially in low-income regions, then using a bio-approach becomes imperative.

 

Research Method: The work adopted a theoretical approach (data mining), x-raying/amplifying the important role trees plays in our environment towards reducing greenhouse gas emission.

 

Findings: Trees has been found/confirmed to be able to capture and lock carbon in the form of CO2 in their biomass, thereby helping in reducing the amount of CO2 content in the atmosphere. Findings of this study revealed that trees act as a clean mechanism that can be used, and has been able to reduce CO2 content out of the atmosphere. Several reviewed research findings indicated a significant (p˂0.05) increase in carbon sequestration potential of various tree species.

 

Research Limitations: Field verification for data obtained through data mining was only verified through literature search.

 

Originality/value: The outcome of the study presented a view that trees can statistically act as a clean biological mechanism approach towards environmental, agricultural including human health sustainability in the face of climate change.

How to Cite: Adiaha, M.S., Buba, A.H. and Tangban, E.E., 2020. Mitigating Global Greenhouse Gas Emission: The Role of Trees as a Clean Mechanism For CO2 Sequestration. Journal of Agricultural Sciences – Sri Lanka, 15(1), pp.101–115. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jas.v15i1.8675
Published on 01 Jan 2020.
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