Estimation of Carbon Sequestration in Urban Green Spaces Using Environmental Spatial Information - A case study of Ansan City-

환경공간정보를 활용한 도시녹지의 탄소흡수량 추정 -안산시를 대상으로-

  • 김성훈 (국립생태원 생태연구본부 융합연구실) ;
  • 박은진 (국립생태원 생태연구본부 융합연구실) ;
  • 김일권 (국립생태원 생태연구본부 융합연구실)
  • Received : 2018.03.20
  • Accepted : 2018.06.05
  • Published : 2018.06.29


This study estimated the carbon sequestration from urban green spaces in Ansan City using environmental spatial information. We examined study results of carbon sequestration from existing urban green spaces, using a land cover map (level 3). In particular, the carbon sequestration of trees by land use and the IPCC Global default value were linked with the land cover map level 3. Domestic research showed that carbon storage in urban green spaces in Ansan City was 17,927.2 tC, and the annual carbon sequestration was calculated as 2,680.5 tC/yr. On the other hand, applying the IPCC Global Default value resulted in annual carbon sequestration of 5,287.8 tC/yr, which was 2,607.3 tC/yr more that the domestic research value. This resulted from difference in detailed methodologies such as background data, sample size for on-site investigation, and measurement of tree species. The study presented a consistent assessment method to assess the sequestration of carbon from municipal urban green spaces. Furthermore, we provided basic data that could be useful in urban green space policies.



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