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carbon sequestration

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The long-term storage of carbon in plants, soils, geologic 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.

Europe and Central Asia assessment, Land degradation and restoration assessment, Americas assessment, Sustainable use assessment IPBES core glossary, 2021

A method of reducing greenhouse gases by injecting carbon dioxide produced in other kinds of industrial processes into deep underground wells or beds of underground materials so that it does not enter the atmosphere. Transfer of atmospheric CO2 into long-lived pools and storing it securely so it is not immediately reemitted.

Asia-Pacific assessment, Global assessment (1st work programme)